It’s an incredible accomplishment to be named a unanimous All-American in College Football. A player must be named to the first team of the FWAA, AFCA, AP, Walter Camp and Sporting News All-American teams. What do all those initials mean? It means it’s difficult (and rare) to be named a unanimous All-American. In fact, from 2005-2016, OU had only one unanimous All-American; Dede Westbrook. The Sooners had three unanimous All-Americans this season: Baker Mayfield, Orlando Brown and Mark Andrews. There were high expectations for all three of those guys coming in to 2017, and they each exceeded those expectations. Oklahoma now has the most unanimous All-Americans in college football history with 35. Notre Dame sits second with 34.
Oklahoma also had three players named to ESPN’s All-American team. You guessed it… Baker Mayfield, Orlando Brown and Mark Andrews. The Sooners had the most ESPN All-Americans of any program, with Ohio State and Texas each having two.
Is Oklahoma the best team in the country? We’ll have to wait a bit longer to find that out.
Does Oklahoma have a few of the best players in the nation on its offense? Undoubtedly, yes.