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

All-American: George Cumby

Rufus Alexander

George Cumby, LB - 1977, 1979
With a combination of speed and strength, George Cumby is considered one of the top defensive players of all time at Oklahoma. The two-time All-America selection was also named Defensive Newcomer of the Year and Big Eight Defensive Player of the Year twice.

Cumby was described by then-head coach Barry Switzer as "the only person I know who could go one-on-one with Earl Campbell and knock him backwards." He finished his career at Oklahoma with 405 career tackles, placing him fifth on the all-time list.

He was taken in the first round by the Green Bay Packers in 1980.

Return to OU All Americans



Sooner Sports Properties, LLC, is the multimedia rights holder for athletics at the University of Oklahoma.
Sooner Sports Properties is a joint venture of Learfield Communications and Tyler Media, LLC.


Sooner Sports Powered by FOX Sports is a multi-platform network that provides distribution of 1,000+ hours of Sooner sports programming annually on a variety of FOX Sports outlets, including FOX Sports Oklahoma, FOX Sports Southwest, and FOX College Sports.