All-American: Clendon Thomas

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Clendon Thomas

Clendon Thomas, HB - 1957
Clendon Thomas was named a consensus All-American in 1957. He led the Sooners in scoring during both 1956 and '57, also leading the nation in the category during the 1956 season.

He was a key to Oklahoma's national titles in both 1955 and '56. With his nine touchdowns during his senior season, Thomas set the three-year scoring record at the University of Oklahoma. His combination of speed, strength and lateral movement made him not only a great halfback, but also an excellent defensive back. Against Notre Dame in 1956, Thomas returned a Paul Hornung pass for a touchdown.

The two-time all-conference selection was drafted in the second round by the Los Angeles Rams in 1958.

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