Sports Illustrated has released its 2018 College Football All-America Team and it features three members of Oklahoma’s offense. Posting 49.3 points and a nation’s best 577.9 yards per game it only makes sense that OU’s Heisman front-runner leads the pack of Sooners on the first team.
QB: Kyler Murray, Oklahoma
By the slimmest of voting margins, Murray edged out Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa for first-team honors on the strength of a closing push in which Oklahoma’s suspect defense compelled him to score almost every time the Sooners had the ball. Murray accounted for 4,945 total yards and 51 touchdowns as a runner and a passer, and his 96.1 QBR is the best mark through the end of the regular season since ESPN began to track the metric in 2004. – Sports Illustrated
WR: Marquise Brown, Oklahoma
Sooners fans are crossing their fingers that Brown’s left leg injury in the Big 12 title game won’t compromise his explosiveness or his availability for the Orange Bowl. Brown’s 1,318 receiving yards as a junior set the pace for the Murray-led passing attack, and he and teammate CeeDee Lamb became the school’s first receiver duo to surpass 1,000 yards in the same season. – Sports Illustrated
G: Dru Samia, Oklahoma
Whichever running back the Sooners had healthy at any given time never lacked for running lanes thanks in part to Samia, who represents Oklahoma’s third-straight Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year (sharing the honor with West Virginia’s Yodny Cajuste and Kansas State’s Dalton Risner. – Sports Illustrated