In an announcement that everyone saw coming, Oklahoma kicked Gabe Brkic has been named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week.
The redshirt junior tied an FBS record with his three field goal makes of at least 50 yards (51, 56 and 55) in Saturday’s 40-35 win over Tulane. No Oklahoma kicker had ever made more than one 50-plus-yard field goal in a game. Brkic also made a 26-yarder and finished the day 4-for-5, tying a school record for makes in a game (11th time in school history and third time by Brkic). Brkic’s 56-yarder to end the first half tied as the third-longest in school history and was the longest since 1977. His 51 and 56-yard field goals stand as the longest made field goals in a season opener in program history. Brkic was also 4-for-4 on PAT attempts in the game.
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