Three Sooners Named Unanimous All-Americans
NORMAN — The last of the five All-America squads that make up the NCAA's consensus team was released Wednesday morning, and it includes three repeat Oklahoma names. The American Football Coaches Association named tight end Mark Andrews, offensive lineman Orlando Brown and quarterback Baker Mayfield first-team All-Americans.
Andrews, Brown and Mayfield have each been named first-team All-Americans by the AFCA, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, Sporting News and the Walter Camp Football Foundation, making them the 33rd, 34th and 35th Sooners to earn unanimous first-team All-America status. Only one Sooner has earned such recognition since the 2004 season and that was wide receiver Dede Westbrook last year.
OU's three unanimous All-America selections are the second most in single-season school history. The 2003 squad produced five such players in defensive tackle Tommie Harris, linebacker Teddy Lehman, cornerback/return specialist Antonio Perkins, cornerback Derrick Strait and quarterback Jason White.
The sixth Heisman Trophy winner in program history, Mayfield leads the nation in completion percentage (.710), passing efficiency rating (203.8; would break his own FBS record of 196.4 set last year), yards per pass attempt (11.8), yards per completion (16.6) and pass of plays of 20-plus yards (75). He also ranks second in passing touchdowns (41), third in total offense (357.7 ypg) and fourth in passing yards (333.8 per game).
Also named the winner of the Maxwell Award, O'Brien Award, Walter Camp Player of the Year, AP Player of the Year and Sporting News Player of the Year, Mayfield has completed 262-of-369 passes this year for a career-high 4,340 yards and 41 touchdowns to just five interceptions. He has also rushed for 310 yards and another five scores with no fumbles lost.
Winner of the Mackey Award, Andrews leads the nation's tight ends with his 906 receiving yards and receiving yards per game (69.7), and ranks second in yards per catch (15.6), third in receptions (58) and sixth in touchdown receptions (eight). He leads the Sooners in receptions with his 58 catches, the third-highest total ever by an OU tight end and the 22nd-highest mark overall, and eight touchdown receptions.
The two-time Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year and an Outland Trophy finalist, Brown has led a dominant offensive line this season that has enabled OU to boast the top offense in the country. The Sooners average 583.3 yards per game and 8.4 yards per play, both tops in the nation. OU also ranks first nationally in offensive touchdowns (75), pass completion percentage (71.8), pass efficiency rating (206.9), yards per play (8.4) and yards per pass attempt (12.0).