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 Sam Bradford | 2008 Heisman Trophy Winner

OU's Sam Bradford awarded 74th Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy by Downtown Athletic Club of New York City.

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Sam Bradford 74th Heisman Winner
Ranks No. 1 nationally with 48 touchdown passes
Nation's leader in passing efficiency (186.28)
Set OU records: TD passes in season (48) and career (84)

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Oklahoma Heisman History
Bradford is the fifth Oklahoma player to win the Heisman Trophy after Jason White (2003), Billy Sims (1978), Steve Owens (1969) and Billy Vessels (1952).

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NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford claimed the 74th Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy awarded by the Downtown Athletic Club of New York City. Bradford was named the winner during an awards ceremony televised to a nationwide audience Saturday night (December 13).
 
Bradford became the fifth Sooner to win the award joining Jason White (2003), Billy Sims (1978), Steve Owens (1969) and Billy Vessels (1952). The Oklahoma City native earlier won the Davey O'Brien Award for most outstanding quarterback and the Sammy Baugh Trophy.
 
Leading the most explosive offense in college football this season, Bradford completed 302 of his 442 pass attempts for 4,464 yards with 48 touchdowns and six interceptions. He led the nation in passing efficiency and also scored five rushing touchdowns on the year.

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Bradford, a sophomore, broke Jason White's school record for touchdowns in a season (48) and in a career (84). He threw for 468 yards against Kansas which ranks first in OU history for passing yards in a game. In addition, Bradford surpassed Florida's Rex Grossman with most touchdowns through the freshman and sophomore year with 82.
 
Overall, Bradford led the Sooners to a 12-1 record, a Big 12 Conference championship and a No. 1 ranking in the BCS. Oklahoma will battle the Florida Gators in the FedEx BCS National Championship Game on January 8, 2009, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.
 
The Heisman Trophy is awarded each year to the most outstanding college football player as determined by 870 media representatives, 55 living Heisman winners and one fan vote. Bradford received 1,726 points. Texas quarterback Colt McCoy finished second with 1,604 points and Florida quarterback Tim Tebow was third with 1,575 points.
 
 Passing
Year
G-GS
Eff
Cmp
Att
Int
Pct
Yds
TDs
Lng
Avg/Game
2008
13-13
186.28
302
442
6
.683
4,464
48
77
343.4
2007
14-14
176.53
237
341
8
.695
3,121
36
65
222.9
Totals
27-27
182.04
539
783
14
.688
7,585
84
77
 
 Rushing
Year
G-GS
Att
Gain
Loss
Net
Avg
TDs
Lng
Avg/Game
2008
13-13
40
140
75
65
1.6
5
15
5.0
2007
14-14
31
100
93
7
0.2
0
11
0.5
Totals
27-27
71
240
168
72
1.0
5
15
 

 Game-by-Game
 Date
 2008 Season
Comp
Att
Pct
Yds
TD
Int
 12/06/08  vs. No. 19 Missouri (Kansas City)
34
49
.693
384
2
0
 11/29/08  at No. 11 Oklahoma State
30
44
.681
370
4
0
 11/22/08  vs. No. 2 Texas Tech
14
19
.736
304
4
0
 11/08/08  at Texas A&M
22
33
.666
320
4
0
 11/01/08  vs. Nebraska
19
27
..703
311
5
1
 10/25/08  at Kansas State
13
32
.406
255
3
0
 10/18/08  vs. No. 16 Kansas
36
53
.679
468
3
0
 10/11/08  vs. No. 5 Texas (Dallas)
28
39
.717
387
5
2
 10/04/08  at Baylor
23
31
.741
372
2
1
 09/27/08  vs. No. 12 TCU
19
34
.558
411
4
0
 09/13/08  at Washington
18
21
..857
304
5
0
 09/06/08  vs. Cincinnati
29
38
.763
395
5
2
 08/30/08
 
 vs. Chattanooga
17
22
.772
183
2
0
 Date
 2007 Season
Comp
Att
Pct
Yds
TD
Int
 01/02/08  vs. No. 11 West Virginia (Phoenix)
21
33
.636
242
2
1
 12/01/07  vs. No. 1 Missouri (San Antonio)
18
26
.692
209
2
0
 11/24/07  vs. Oklahoma State
11
15
.733
150
4
1
 11/17/07  at Texas Tech (injured)
2
3
.666
11
0
0
 11/10/07  vs. Baylor
20
25
.800
353
3
1
 11/03/07  vs. Texas A&M
21
30
.700
287
5
0
 10/20/07  at Iowa State
16
28
.571
183
0
1
 10/13/07  vs. No. 11 Missouri
24
34
.705
266
2
0
 10/06/07  vs. No. 19 Texas (Dallas)
21
32
.656
244
3
0
 09/29/07  at Colorado
8
19
.421
112
1
2
 09/21/07  at Tulsa
16
22
.727
244
3
1
 09/15/07  vs. Utah State
19
26
.730
255
3
1
 09/08/07  vs. Miami
19
25
.760
205
5
0
 09/01/08  vs. North Texas
21
23
.913
363
3
0
  
 Bradford & Last 10 Heisman Winning QBs
 Player (Season)
Eff
Comp
Att
Pct
Yds
TD
Int
 Sam Bradford (2008)
186.28
302
442
68.3
4,464
48
6
 Tim Tebow (2007)
172.46
234
350
66.9
3,286
32
6
 Troy Smith (2006)
161.91
203
311
65.3
2,542
30
6
 Matt Leinart (2004)
156.54
269
412
65.3
3,322
33
6
 Jason White (2003)
158.11
278
451
61.6
3,846
40
10
 Carson Palmer (2002)
149.08
309
489
63.2
3,942
33
10
 Eric Crouch (2001)
124.31
105
189
55.6
1,510
7
10
 Chris Weinke (2000)
163.09
266
431
61.7
4,167
33
11
 Danny Wuerffel (1996)
170.60
207
360
57.5
3,625
39
13
 Charlie Ward (1993)
157.84
264
380
69.5
3,032
27
4
 Gino Toretta (1992)
132.80
228
402
56.7
3,060
19
7
 
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2008
. Bradford averages 14.78 yards/comp. That's 2+ yards more than any of the top five passers in the nation.
. Bradford has missed a total of 97 snaps (OU averages 79.7 per game) and 60:42 minutes of possession time (OU averages 29:46 per game) after OU built big leads. Has twice left game before the fourth quarter began.
. No. 1 nationally with 48 touchdown passes despite ranking No. 18 in pass attempts.
. No. 3 nationally in passing yards despite throwing 126 fewer passes than No. 2 and 114 fewer than No. 1.
. No. 1 nationally in passing efficiency.
. Ranks No. 4 nationally in total offense despite OU averaging 43.1 rushes and 205.5 rushing yards per game.
. Set OU record for passing yards in a game with 468 vs. Kansas (broke Josh Heupel's 429 vs. Louisville, 1999).
. Broke Jason White's records for touchdown passes in a season (48) and in a career (84).
. Has broken NCAA record for TD passes during the frosh/soph seasons with 84. Rex Grossman held it at 55.
. OU quarterbacks have thrown a school-record five TDs in 11 games. Bradford has six of those, four in `08.
. Bradford has an OU record 34 career completions of 40 or more yards. That tops Jason White's 29.
. In `08, he averages one TD pass every 9.2 attempts; one INT every 73.7 attempts (less than one/game).
. Bradford has nine completions that exceeded 50 yards this season. All nine went for touchdowns.
. Multiple TD throws in 23 games (five each vs. Miami (Fla.), Texas A&M, Cincy, Washington, Texas and Nebraska).

2007
Honors included freshman All-American from The Sporting News, Rivals and CollegeFootballNews.com, CollegeFootballNews.com's Big 12 Player of the Year, Sports Illustrated All-America honorable mention, The Sporting News Freshman of the Year, The Sporting News All-Big 12 Freshman, Academic All-Big 12 and honorable mention All-Big 12 by coaches and AP ... finalist for the Manning Award as the nation's top quarterback ... set NCAA freshman record for touchdown passes in a season with 36 ... led the nation with passing efficiency rating of 176.53 ahead of second-place Tim Tebow, the Heisman winner ... completed 22 straight passes (last 18 versus North Texas and first four against Miami), setting an OU record and falling just two shy of the NCAA mark ... had another string of 21 ... tied a school record with five TD passes in wins over Miami and Texas A&M ... threw multiple touchdown passes in 11 of 14 games ... had the No. 6 season at OU for completions, No. 5 in total offense, No. 2 for completion percentage, No. 1 for passing efficiency.

2006
Redshirted

High School
Named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Team ... second team all-state pick by The Oklahoman ... threw for 2,422 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior ... rated the No. 17 quarterback in the nation by both CollegeFootballNews.com and Scout.com ... earned all-city honors as a junior ... a standout basketball player ... averaged 18.4 points and 10.5 rebounds as a senior for the Panthers ... also a member of the golf team ... football coach was Bob Wilson.

. No. 17 QB in the nation (CollegeFootballNews.com)
. No. 17 QB in the nation (Scout.com)
. No. 12 pro-style quarterback in the nation (Rivals.com)
. No. 6 player in Oklahoma (Rivals.com)
. No. 17 QB in the nation (PrepStar.com)
. PrepStar All-American
. No. 15 player in the Midlands (SuperPrep)
. No. 17 QB in the nation (SuperPrep)
. SuperPrep All-American

Personal
Born Nov. 8, 1987 ... parents: Kent, who lettered as an OU offensive lineman in 1977-78, and Martha Bradford ... has a vertical leap of 34.5 inches ... citizen of the Cherokee tribe ... already ranks No. 7 at OU for career completions and No. 5 for touchdown passes ... business major, who hopes to become a corporate attorney.