All-American: Carl McAdams

Rufus Alexander

Carl McAdams, C/LB - 1964, 1965
During his high school playing days, Carl McAdams played every position on the team except center. The OU coaches took care of that for the two-time All-American, as he helped out there for the Sooners. But his play at linebacker is what earned him national honors during his competitive career.

"He's as good as anybody we've ever had," said then-head coach Gomer Jones. "He's so quick that he can take two steps the wrong way backing the line, and still recover in time to make the play."

McAdams was all-conference in 1964 and '65. He was also named conference Lineman of the Year in 1965. He was drafted in the third round by the New York Jets in 1967.

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