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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1
692 224
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

2
491 165
Billy Sims is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time

3
330 73
Baker Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
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4
437 150
Lee Roy Selmon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive end

5
492 188
Brian Bosworth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

6
367 132
DeMarco Murray is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

7
308 100
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Safety

8
271 91
Joe Washington is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

9
427 169
Sam Bradford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

10
288 93
Gerald McCoy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive tackle

11
248 92
Keith Jackson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Tight end

12
137 21
Sterling Shepard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Silverhammer added Sterling Shepard

Wide Receiver

13
219 80
Steve Owens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

14
170 52
Marcus Dupree is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

15
179 62
Tommie Harris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive tackle

16
192 71
Greg Pruitt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

17
264 108
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18
162 52
Trent Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time

19
186 71
Tony Casillas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

20
182 69
Rocky Calmus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

21
168 59
Lucious Selmon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive lineman

22
148 48
Dewey Selmon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

23
105 27
Jamelle Holieway is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

24
137 53
Tommy McDonald is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back, Wide receiver

25
198 95
Jason White is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

26
92 26
J.C. Watts is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

27
129 56
Billy Vessels is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back, Halfback

28
91 32
Jermaine Gresham is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Tight end

29
104 46
Teddy Lehman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

30
115 53
Jack Mildren is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

31
115 64
Josh Heupel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

32
64 22
Steve Davis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

33
100 52
Rod Shoate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

34
92 51
Jimbo Elrod is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker

35
89 48
Mark Gregory Clayton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Wide receiver

36
84 48
Derrick Strait is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Cornerback

37
56 24
Spencer Tillman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

38
48 21
Rickey Dixon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

39
45 19
Tinker Owens is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Wide receiver

40
49 23
Uwe von Schamann is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Placekicker

41
75 46
Jammal Brown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Tackle

42
50 25
Thomas Lott is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Thomas Lott

43
40 18
Elvis Peacock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Running back

44
41 23
Torrance Marshall is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

45
81 56
Landry Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Quarterback

46
38 18
Buster Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Wide receiver

47
59 42
George Cumby is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker

48
64 48
Rick Bryan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

49
32 15
Cedric Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Defensive end

50
67 40
Rufus Alexander is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time
Linebacker