On Thursday Morning, Sports Illustrated released their All-American list which featured three Oklahoma Sooners on the First Team. Leading the way was none other than Baker Mayfield. As a unanimous selection, the senior signal caller solidified himself as the best college football player in America. On the year, Mayfield has thrown for 4,340 yards along with 41 touchdowns. More impressively, the quarterback has just five interceptions to his name on 369 pass attempts. Clearly, the Heisman finalist has been the epitome of efficiency.
Joining the list, Mark Andrews was recently announced as the recipient of the John Mackey Award given to the nation’s premier tight end. Hauling in 58 receptions, Andrews has provided a big target for his quarterback all season long. However, the junior has also been productive after secureing the catch. Racking up 906 total yard, Andrews crossed the goal line eight times helping Oklahoma to a 12-1 record. As the most proven receiver on the roster, the tight end has been extremely valuable in creating mismatches through Lincoln Riley’s system.
Last but certainly not list, Orlando Brown was tabbed as a First Team All-American by Sports Illustrated along the offensive line. Setting the tone not only for the rest of the line but also for the entire offense, Brown brings a tenacity to the field. As part of the best offensive line in the country (despite what voters of the Joe Moore Award think), it’s hard to ignore this talent who projects well in the NFL.
Congrats to all three of these players as they continue to add individual accolades to their collegiate careers.