Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 20, 2013

All-American: Tony Casillas

Rufus Alexander

Tony Casillas, NG - 1984, 1985
Tony Casillas was a consensus All-American in both 1984 and '85. Then-head coach Barry Switzer called him perhaps the greatest defensive linemen ever at Oklahoma. He was named the Defensive Player of the Year in the Big Eight and National Lineman of the Year by UPI in 1984.

He became only the second Sooner ever to win the Vince Lombardi Award, given to the top lineman in the country. A dominant pass-rusher who is tied for fifth on the career sack list with 18, Casillas was a big part of the Sooners' national title in 1985.

He was the second player taken in the 1986 draft by the Atlanta Falcons.

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