McCoy Tabbed Sporting News All-American

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
DECEMBER 15, 2009
NORMAN, Okla. --The Sporting News slotted Oklahoma's Gerald McCoy next to Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh as first-team defensive tackles on their 2009 All-America team Tuesday.
It's McCoy's third All-America honor for the 2009 season after earlier being named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation and Football Writers Association of America teams.

McCoy is the 37th Sooner player to earn All-America honors in more than one season. He was named to All-America teams by The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated after the 2008 season.

McCoy was the target of frequent double-team blocking schemes during the 2009 season but still tallied 31 tackles, including 14.5 for losses. He also registered five sacks and a team-high 10 quarterback hurries.

McCoy broke up two passes, forced one fumble and recovered one fumble. During the season he broke the school record for most consecutive starts by a defensive lineman. That total now stands at 38.

McCoy and his teammates will play their season finale on Dec. 31 against Stanford in the 76th Brut Sun Bowl.




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