All-American: Bill Krisher
Bill Krisher, G - 1956, 1957
Bill Krisher earned consensus All-America honors in 1957, after being selected by Sports Illustrated in 1956.
He was a large contributor to the offense that led the country in rushing offense and total offense in 1955 and '56. His play on both offense and defense was a large part of the Sooners' national titles during both of those years.
He opened up many of the holes that helped Clendon Thomas earn the scoring title in 1956. "Bill goes out after 'em and drives right on through 'em instead of just standing up to block 'em. I've never seen a blocker like him," Thomas said.
The two-time all-conference selection was drafted in the third round by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1958.