The offense for Oklahoma is performing at near-record levels this season.
So it’s only understandable that the Sooners’ stellar array of stars would be honored when All-America teams were announced.
And that’s been the case.
Oklahoma has notched three unanimous All-America offensive players this season, according to the 2017 NCAA Football Record Book. A player receives unanimous designation if he is chosen as a first-team member of All-America teams selected by the American Football Coaches Association, the Associated Press, the Football Writers Association of America, the Sporting News and the Walter Camp teams.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield, tight end Mark Andrews and tackle Orlando Brown Jr. all were selected on all five teams. No team in college football history has had three offensive All-Americans.
It’s happened before when three or more players from the same team have been selected All-Americans from offense, defense and special teams. The Sooners had five unanimous selections in 2003, when they finished 12-2. Oklahoma lost in the Big 12 title game to Kansas State that season and then dropped a 21-14 decision to LSU in the Sugar Bowl, which was for BCS championship in that season.
Here’s a look at teams that have had at least three unanimous All-America selections in one season.
|1978||Penn State||DT Bruce Clark, T Keith Dorney, QB Chuck Fusina|
|1990||Colorado||RB Eric Bieniemy, G Joe Garten, LB Alfred Williams|
|1990||Notre Dame||WR Raghib Ismail, LB Michael Stonebreaker, DT Chris Zorich|
|2003||Oklahoma||DT Tommie Harris, LB Teddy Lehman, RS Antonio Perkins, DB Derrick Strait, QB Jason White|
|2011||Alabama||DB Mark Barron, T Barrett Jones, RB Trent Richardson|
|2016||Alabama||DE Jonathan Allen, LB Reuben Foster, T Cam Robinson|
|2017||Oklahoma||QB Baker Mayfield, TE Mark Andrews, T Orlando Brown Jr.|
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