NCAA The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time  

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A list of the best Oklahoma Sooners of all time. Beginning in 1895, the University of Oklahoma began its illustrious football program. To many in the Heartland, Oklahoma football has maintained a standard of excellence since that time. The school has been long associated with winning football and has produced some of the best players in college football history.

Oklahoma has a history of winning national titles, with seven claimed and a whopping ten unclaimed championships. Oklahoma is known for having one of the most fearsome defensive lines in college football history. Led by pro football Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon, Oklahoma can boast having a number of powerhouses along its defensive front. That doesn't even include the school's five Heisman Trophy winners. Sam Bradford is the most recent Oklahoma Sooner to bring the Heisman back to Norman. During his time in school, Bradford set a number of records and was the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft when he was selected by the St. Louis Rams.

Other famous players who are considered some of the greatest Sooners ever are flamboyant linebacker Brian Bosworth and running back Adrian Peterson. All Day powered Oklahoma to the 2004 BCS Championship game where it succumbed to USC. In fact, Oklahoma Sooners running backs have been among the best in college football. Since Bob Stoops became head coach in 1998, Oklahoma has had some of its best players and has a prosperous run. The school is a fixture in both the AP and Coaches Poll.

This is the list of the best Oklahoma Sooners football players of all time. If you notice a player who deserves to be on this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think should be considered the greatest Sooners player ever. 

1
515 176
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Adrian Peterson Running back

2
381 120
Billy Sims is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time

3
348 112
Lee Roy Selmon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Lee Roy Selmon Defensive end

4
135 18
Baker Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
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5
393 154
Brian Bosworth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Brian Bosworth Linebacker

6
225 71
Gerald McCoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Gerald McCoy Defensive tackle

7
240 79
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Roy Williams Safety

8
330 134
Sam Bradford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Sam Bradford Quarterback

9
278 110
DeMarco Murray is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
DeMarco Murray Running back

10
216 82
Joe Washington is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Joe Washington Running back

11
176 67
Steve Owens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Steve Owens Running back

12
193 78
Keith Jackson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Keith Jackson Tight end

13
215 88
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14
137 55
Tommie Harris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Tommie Harris Defensive tackle

The Best Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time

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147 62
Greg Pruitt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Greg Pruitt Running back

16
134 53
Lucious Selmon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Lucious Selmon Defensive lineman

17
117 42
Marcus Dupree is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Marcus Dupree Running back

18
145 66
Rocky Calmus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Rocky Calmus Linebacker

19
141 66
Tony Casillas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Tony Casillas Defensive tackle, Tackle

20
116 46
Dewey Selmon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Dewey Selmon Linebacker

21
75 12
Sterling Shepard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Silverhammer added Sterling Shepard Wide Receiver

The Best Dogs for City Living

22
118 48
Trent Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time

23
157 79
Jason White is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Jason White Quarterback

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70 22
Jamelle Holieway is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Jamelle Holieway Quarterback

25
106 51
Tommy McDonald is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Tommy McDonald Running back, Wide receiver

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70 24
Jermaine Gresham is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Jermaine Gresham Tight end

27
62 23
J.C. Watts is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
J.C. Watts Quarterback

28
102 53
Billy Vessels is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Billy Vessels Running back, Halfback

The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time

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90 49
Jack Mildren is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Jack Mildren Quarterback

30
77 43
Teddy Lehman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Teddy Lehman Linebacker

31
86 57
Josh Heupel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Josh Heupel Quarterback

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76 44
Mark Gregory Clayton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Mark Gregory Clayton Wide receiver

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82 51
Rod Shoate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Rod Shoate Linebacker

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43 19
Steve Davis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Steve Davis Quarterback

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73 49
Jimbo Elrod is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Jimbo Elrod Defensive end, Linebacker

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

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67 44
Jammal Brown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Jammal Brown Tackle

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38 19
Uwe von Schamann is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Uwe von Schamann Placekicker

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62 46
Derrick Strait is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Derrick Strait Cornerback

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39 20
Spencer Tillman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Spencer Tillman Running back

40
34 21
Torrance Marshall is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Torrance Marshall Linebacker

41
30 17
Tinker Owens is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Tinker Owens Wide receiver

42
32 20
Rickey Dixon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Rickey Dixon Cornerback, Safety

The Best Michigan Football Players of All Time

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115 97
Darren Kilpatrick is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
MikeHigley added Darren Kilpatrick

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34 24
Thomas Lott is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Thomas Lott

45
47 41
George Cumby is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
George Cumby Linebacker

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52 48
Rick Bryan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Ricky Bryan Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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51 42
Landry Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Landry Jones Quarterback

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45 41
Antonio Perkins is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Antonio Perkins Cornerback

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50 36
Rufus Alexander is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Rufus Alexander Linebacker

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37 34
Mark Hutson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time