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. 
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476 161
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Adrian Peterson Running back

2
349 109
Billy Sims is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time

3
322 103
Lee Roy Selmon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Lee Roy Selmon Defensive end

4
368 141
Brian Bosworth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Brian Bosworth Linebacker

5
205 63
Gerald McCoy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Gerald McCoy Defensive tackle

6
219 71
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Roy Williams Safety

7
90 10
Baker Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
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8
304 124
Sam Bradford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Sam Bradford Quarterback

9
258 100
DeMarco Murray is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
DeMarco Murray Running back

10
201 75
Joe Washington is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Joe Washington Running back

11
199 77
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12
162 62
Steve Owens is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Steve Owens Running back

13
182 74
Keith Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Keith Jackson Tight end

14
126 51
Tommie Harris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Tommie Harris Defensive tackle

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15
126 51
Lucious Selmon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Lucious Selmon Defensive lineman

16
102 35
Marcus Dupree is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Marcus Dupree Running back

17
137 61
Greg Pruitt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Greg Pruitt Running back

18
135 61
Rocky Calmus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Rocky Calmus Linebacker

19
111 44
Dewey Selmon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Dewey Selmon Linebacker

20
134 63
Tony Casillas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Tony Casillas Defensive tackle, Tackle

21
110 45
Trent Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time

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22
142 75
Jason White is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Jason White Quarterback

23
60 10
Sterling Shepard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Silverhammer added Sterling Shepard Wide Receiver

24
64 21
Jamelle Holieway is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Jamelle Holieway Quarterback

25
98 50
Tommy McDonald is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Tommy McDonald Running back, Wide receiver

26
59 22
J.C. Watts is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
J.C. Watts Quarterback

27
63 23
Jermaine Gresham is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Jermaine Gresham Tight end

28
96 52
Billy Vessels is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Billy Vessels Running back, Halfback

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29
87 48
Jack Mildren is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Jack Mildren Quarterback

30
71 41
Teddy Lehman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Teddy Lehman Linebacker

31
80 55
Josh Heupel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Josh Heupel Quarterback

32
79 50
Rod Shoate is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Rod Shoate Linebacker

33
69 43
Mark Gregory Clayton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Mark Gregory Clayton Wide receiver

34
40 18
Steve Davis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Steve Davis Quarterback

35
71 48
Jimbo Elrod is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Jimbo Elrod Defensive end, Linebacker

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36
63 42
Jammal Brown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Jammal Brown Tackle

37
35 18
Uwe von Schamann is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Uwe von Schamann Placekicker

38
37 19
Spencer Tillman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Spencer Tillman Running back

39
57 44
Derrick Strait is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Derrick Strait Cornerback

40
32 19
Torrance Marshall is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Torrance Marshall Linebacker

41
29 16
Tinker Owens is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Tinker Owens Wide receiver

42
115 93
Darren Kilpatrick is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
MikeHigley added Darren Kilpatrick

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34 22
Thomas Lott is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Thomas Lott

44
29 19
Rickey Dixon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Rickey Dixon Cornerback, Safety

45
44 39
George Cumby is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
George Cumby Linebacker

46
45 36
Landry Jones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Landry Jones Quarterback

47
24 16
Elvis Peacock is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Elvis Peacock Running back

48
49 46
Rick Bryan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Ricky Bryan Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

49
35 32
Mark Hutson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time

50
22 15
Tony Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
John Lembcke added Tony Jefferson