Sam Bradford became the fifth OU player selected as the winner of the Heisman trophy after leading the country's most potent offensive attack. Bradford led the OU team that set an NCAAA record by scoring 60 or more points in five straight games, passed for 4,464 yards and set another NCAA record by throwing 48 touchdown passes.
Bradford's vision of the field and accuracy on every pass led to an NCAA leading 186.3 pass efficiency rating.
Bradford set school records for touchdown passes in a season (48) and game (5, three times). His season passing total ranked No. 1 at OU. He was No. 1 nationally in passing efficiency (186.3), No.1 in touchdowns (48), No.18 in attempts, No. 12 in completions and no. 3 in passing yards.
Bradford's recognition nationally reflected his hard effort. He won the 2008 Heisman Trophy. He also won the Davey O'Brien Award and the Sammy Baugh Trophy.
2008 HEISMAN TROPHY VOTING TOTALS
|1. Sam Bradford, RS-So., QB, Oklahoma||1,726 Points|
|2. Colt McCoy, Jr., QB, Texas||1,604|
|3. Tim Tebow, Jr., QB, Florida||1,575|
|4. Graham Harrell, Sr., QB, Texas Tech||213|
|5. Michael Crabtree, So., WR, Texas Tech||116|
|6. Shon Greene, Jr., RB, Iowa||65|
|7. Pat White, Sr., QB, West Virginia||19|
|8. Nate Davis, Jr., QB, Ball State||10|
|9. Rey Maualuga, Sr., LB, Southern Cal||9|
|10. Javon Ringer, Sr., RB, Michigan St.||8|