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. 
list ordered by

1
589 196
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

2
217 33
Baker Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
MateoArrizabalaga added Baker Mayfield

3
422 137
Billy Sims is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time

4
378 127
Lee Roy Selmon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive end

5
432 168
Brian Bosworth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

6
267 87
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Safety

7
250 80
Gerald McCoy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive tackle

8
373 149
Sam Bradford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

9
312 117
DeMarco Murray is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

10
234 85
Joe Washington is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

11
195 72
Steve Owens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

12
209 83
Keith Jackson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Tight end

13
235 93
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14
163 66
Greg Pruitt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

15
96 15
Sterling Shepard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Silverhammer added Sterling Shepard Wide Receiver

16
148 57
Tommie Harris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive tackle

17
135 47
Marcus Dupree is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

18
158 67
Rocky Calmus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

19
145 56
Lucious Selmon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive lineman

20
155 66
Tony Casillas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

21
132 49
Trent Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time

22
126 46
Dewey Selmon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

23
173 84
Jason White is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

24
78 23
Jamelle Holieway is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

25
115 51
Tommy McDonald is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back, Wide receiver

26
111 54
Billy Vessels is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back, Halfback

27
69 25
J.C. Watts is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

28
74 27
Jermaine Gresham is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Tight end

29
85 43
Teddy Lehman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

30
98 50
Jack Mildren is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

31
94 59
Josh Heupel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

32
50 19
Steve Davis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

33
87 51
Rod Shoate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

34
78 45
Mark Gregory Clayton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Wide receiver

35
77 49
Jimbo Elrod is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker

36
68 47
Derrick Strait is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Cornerback

37
70 45
Jammal Brown is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Tackle

38
41 20
Uwe von Schamann is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Placekicker

39
38 20
Rickey Dixon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

40
43 22
Spencer Tillman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

41
35 18
Tinker Owens is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Wide receiver

42
40 24
Thomas Lott is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Thomas Lott

43
35 22
Torrance Marshall is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

44
32 18
Elvis Peacock is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

45
118 99
Darren Kilpatrick is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
MikeHigley added Darren Kilpatrick

46
57 48
Rick Bryan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

47
50 41
George Cumby is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

48
61 48
Landry Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

49
56 37
Rufus Alexander is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

50
27 17
Buster Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Wide receiver