Walter Camp, FWAA and Sporting News All-American ... Lombardi Award Finalist ... All-Big 12 first team by AP, coaches, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Kansas City Star, Oklahoman, Phil Steele, and Waco Tribune Herald ... honorable mention Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the Year by the coaches ... led team with longest streak of consecutive starts with 40, the most ever by a defensive lineman at OU ... 15.5 of 34 tackles (46 percent) were for loss ... led OU with nine quarterback hurries ... secon on the team with 15.5 tackles for loss ... had a career- and team-best four tackles for loss against BYU ... also tied a career high with five tackles in the game ... forced a fumble the led to an Oklahoma recovery for a touchdown against Idaho State ... also recovered a fumble vs. Nebraska.
Sporting News First Team All-American ... AP Second Team All- American ... Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year by the Dallas Morning News ... All-Big 12 first team by the coaches, Dallas Morning News, Kansas City Star and San Antonio Express News and second team by the AP ... led all interior defensive lineman with 30 tackles ... second on the team with 6.5 sacks ... career-high two sacks against Texas ... first career interception came in the BCS title game against Florida ... equaled career-high five tackles in season opener against Chattanooga.
Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year ... Freshman All-American by Rivals, The Sporting News and CollegeFootballNews.com ... honorable mention All-Big 12 Team by the coaches and Associated Press ... started 13 games at defensive tackle ... recorded a career-best five tackles at Colorado ... logged two tackles and recovered a key fumble against Texas ... had two tackles for loss, a sack and a quarterback hurry against Missouri ... forced a fumble and notched a sack and two tackles for loss against Texas A&M ... logged two tackles, assisted on a tackle for loss and recorded two quarterback hurries in Big 12 Championship against Missouri.
National defensive player of the year by USA Today ... 2005 Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year ... named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Team ... All-City Athletic Conference Player of the Year ... logged 82 tackles, 20 sacks and recovered nine fumbles as a senior ... all-area, all-state and all-metro as a junior ... finished that season with 83 tackles, including 23 tackles for loss, and 20 sacks ... had one interception (returned 48 yards for a touchdown) and two fumble recoveries ... all-state by The Oklahoman and Tulsa World ... best DL by Oklahoma Kickoff Magazine ... played in the U.S. Army High School All-American game ... Parade All-American ... coached by Michael Branch.
No. 2 DL (PrepStar.com)
No. 2 DT (Scout.com)
No. 21 player in the ESPN150 (ESPN.com)
No. 2 DT (ESPN.com)
No. 1 DT (CollegeFootballNews.com)
No. 10 player in the nation (CollegeFootballNews.com)
Rivals250 2006 (Rivals.com)
No. 4 player in the nation (Rivals.com)
No. 1 DT in the nation (Rivals.com)
No. 1 player in Oklahoma (Rivals.com)
PrepStar Dream Team Top 100
No. 2 player in the SuperPrep Elite 50
No. 1 player in the Midlands (SuperPrep)
SuperPrep Midlands Defensive Player of the Year
No. 1 DL in the nation (SuperPrep)
Parents: Gerald and the late Patricia McCoy ... majoring in human relations.