All-American: Phil White

Rufus Alexander

Phil White, HB - 1920
In 1920, Phil White became the first halfback from Oklahoma ever to earn All-America honors. In the first year of the Missouri Valley Conference, the Sooners won the title with an impressive 6-0-1 record.

One of the team leaders, White played that year with a dislocated shoulder suffered the year before.

One of the most versatile players for the Sooners, White was one of the top rushers and passers, and on defense his strength and speed made tackling the opposition simple. He was also the return man and did most of the kicking chores for the Sooners.

He signed with the Kansas City Cowboys in 1924.

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