Given Oklahoma's high-flying, record-setting offenses over the past decade, the word "Sooner" has become synonymous with "offense." Considering the statues piling up in Heisman Park outside Memorial Stadium, the comparison is widely recognized.
It is defense, however, that has brought seven national championships to Norman—defenses led by some of the most ferocious humans to ever strap on a helmet.
Bud Wilkinson had a succession of suffocating units during his NCAA-record 47-game winning streak, Barry Switzer commanded some of the greatest defensive players in history during his tenure in Norman and Bob Stoops won his national championship in 2000 with what is considered one of the best single-game defensive performances of all time.
Let's take a look back at the top 20 defensive studs to ever wear the crimson and creme.