It’s not every day that you get an All-American, much less three. It’s also not every day that you get three unanimous All-Americans, which is the situation the 2017 Oklahoma Sooners find themselves in after the AFCA released their list of All-Americans.
In order to claim the title of “unanimous” All-American, you must be named to the first team of the FWAA, AFCA, AP, Walter Camp, and Sporting News All-American lists. Since Adrian Peterson in 2004, only one Sooner has had that honor — Dede Westbrook. Now, you can add three more with Orlando Brown, Baker Mayfield, and Mark Andrews.
In addition to this staggering amount of unanimous All-Americans in 2017, the Sooners also claim the most unanimous All-Americans of all time, passing the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who sat at 33. The Sooners sat at 32 before this season, now they have 35. Notre Dame had a single unanimous All-American this season, Quentin Nelson.
It’s a massive honor for these three players, and a major leap in history for the Oklahoma Sooners. Holding the record for the most unanimous All-Americans means you’re definitely doing something right.
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