Oklahoma Football: The Top 50 Players in Sooners History

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Oklahoma Football: The Top 50 Players in Sooners History
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Michigan might have the most wins and Notre Dame might be the most popular, but in the modern era (inceptions of AP Poll in 1936) no team has been better than the Oklahoma Sooners.

In that 75-year span, no team has more wins (567), a higher winning percentage (.763), more weeks ranked at No. 1 (100), more points scored (31,436) or more unanimous All-American selections (31). Oklahoma teams own the record for most points scored in a season (702 in '08) and most rushing yards in a season (5,635 in '71).

The four B's, head coaches Buddie Owen, Bud Wilkinson, Barry Switzer and Bob Stoops, have each totaled more than 100 wins, a feat no other school can account for.

Just for fun, OU is also part of the most lopsided in-state rivalry in the country, owning little brothers Oklahoma State with a lifetime record of 82-16. Oklahoma has more shutouts (28) than OSU has wins.

What am I getting at with all this? A program that has been this good for this long must have a history of incredible athletes. USC is known as "Tailback U" and Penn State is "Linebacker U" but Oklahoma's history at both positions is every bit as deep and talented. OU's run of both offensive and defensive linemen is hard to top as well.

So, without further adieu, here is my take on the 50 greatest football players in Oklahoma Sooners history.

Note: I left out current players. There are slides referring to them at the end. Enjoy!

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