Oklahoma Sooners Numbers Game 91-99

Oklahoma Sooner Greats
College Football: Orange Bowl: Oklahoma Lee Roy Selmon (93) and Jimbo Elrod (54) victorious on sidelines bench after winning National Championship game vs Michigan. Miami, FL 1/1/1976 CREDIT: Rich Clarkson (Photo by Rich Clarkson /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (Set Number: X20143 TK1 R17 F2 )

Oklahoma Sooners Numbers Game: 91-99

We come to the final installment of Oklahoma Sooner greats by the numbers.  Many of the greatest Sooners reside in this group.  However, there’s little question about the all-time greatest Sooner regardless of number. With this being said, let the debate begin.

#91 Dewey Selmon

Without question, the greatest family to ever play football at the University of Oklahoma were the Selmons.  The first Selmon on this list earned consensus All-America honors in 1975. Selmon played on 1974/1975 back to back national championship teams. Additionally, the 1975 defense was arguably the best defense in Sooner history. Not limited to just athletic honors, Selmon earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

#92 Tony Casillas

Casillas was also among the Oklahoma Sooner greats. First, while at the University of Oklahoma he helped win the 1985 NCAA National Championship. In addition, he also won the Lombardi Award in 1985. He was the 1985 UPI lineman of the year. The National Football Foundation named Casillas the College Defensive Player of the Decade for the 1980s. In 2004, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.  Equally important, in 2008, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.

#93 Lee Roy Selmon

In reality, there really can’t be any argument about this being the greatest Sooner of all time.  Arguably this was the most unblockable defensive lineman in the history of college football.  He was a consensus All-America in 1974 and 1975 as well as a member of consecutive national championship teams for the Sooners in 1974 and 1975. In addition, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995.

#94 Dusty Dvoracek

Another great defensive lineman on this list. Dvoracek earned consensus All-Conference honors in 2003 and 2004.  He was also selected as a team captain in 2005.  Notably, he finished his career with 136 tackles (44 tackles for loss), 16 sacks, one interception, and three fumble recoveries.

#95 Johnny Lewis

Lewis was a starter on the 1981 Sooner defense.  A solid, dependable player for a good defense.  However, he had the misfortune to play on an average Sooner squad, as Oklahoma slid to a 7-4-1 record.

#96. Raymond (Sugar Bear) Hamilton

Hamilton earned All-Conference honors as a defensive tackle in 1971 and 1972. He was disappointed that the Sooners lost one game each of those years.  He felt Oklahoma should have won national championships both years. However, the Sooners lost to Nebraska in 1971 in the game of the century 35-31 and lost a close game against Colorado 20-14 in 1972.  On the negative side, the Sooners finished second nationally both years.

#97 Tommie Harris

Harris is one of the all-time Sooner greats and consensus All-America.  In addition, he was a two-time All-Big XII selection. Harris was recognized as a consensus first-team All-America in 2002 and a unanimous first-team All-American in 2003.  Comparatively, in his junior and final season as a Sooner, Harris won the Lombardi Award as the nation’s best lineman in 2003. Sports Illustrated included him on the All-Decade Team in 2009.

#98 Lucious Selmon

The third and eldest Selmon to play at the University of Oklahoma. Selmon was a consensus All-America in 1973. He was named Chevrolet/ABC National Defensive Player of the Year. Also, he took away the Big 8 Conference Athlete of the Year and Big 8 Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Selmon received many honors as a senior. He finished second in balloting for the Outland Trophy. And he finished seventh in voting for the Heisman Trophy. He made 255 tackles, including 31 for losses (144 yards), during his career.

#99 Michael Keeling

Perhaps, not one of the Oklahoma Sooner greats. But, there is always room for a punter. Obviously, an all-time numbers list that includes a punter has a limited number of players at a given number.  That being said, Keeling had a solid career as a four-year punter with the Sooners. Ironically Keeling’s first game was against former Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops.

 

 

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