Oklahoma makes history with 3 unanimous offensive All-America players

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.

Year Team Players
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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