Broke OU career passing yards record before leaving BYU game with shoulder injury ... returned to action against Baylor with his 14th career 300-yard game (389) ... became first Sooner QB to eclipse 8,000 career passing yards ... re-aggravated right shoulder injury in loss to Texas ... underwent season-ending surgery on Oct. 28 ... ended Oklahoma career holding 15 school records including passing yards (8,403) and TD passes (88) ... ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District first team.
Heisman Trophy winner ... Davey O'Brien Award winner ... Sammy Baugh Trophy winner ... Chic Harley Award winner ... AP and Sporting News First Team All-American ... Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year by the coaches ... All-Big 12 first team by the coaches and the AP ... All-Big 12 Academic first team and ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American second team ... first OU QB to win two Big 12 titles ... led the nation in TD passes (50) and passing efficiency (180.84) ... set OU record for passing yards in a game with 468 yards versus Kansas ... set OU records for TDs in a season and a career (86) ... also set school records for passing yards in one season (4,720), total offense in one season (4,767) and 300-yard passing games in one season (12) ... set NCAA record for TD passes during the freshman/sophomore seasons with 86 ... threw five TDs in four different games ... no. 2 in OU career passing yards (7,841) and in career 300-yards passing games (nine).
Honors included freshman All-American from The Sporting News, Rivals and CollegeFootballNews.com, CollegeFootballNews.com's Big 12 Player of the Year, Sports Illustrated All-America honorable mention, The Sporting News Freshman of the Year, The Sporting News All-Big 12 Freshman, Academic All-Big 12 and honorable mention All-Big 12 by coaches and AP ... finalist for the Manning Award as the nation's top quarterback ... set NCAA freshman record for touchdown passes in a season with 36 ... led the nation with passing efficiency rating of 176.53 ahead of second-place Tim Tebow, the Heisman winner ... completed 22 straight passes (last 18 versus North Texas and first four against Miami), setting an OU record and falling just two shy of the NCAA mark ... had another string of 21 ... tied a school record with five TD passes in wins over Miami and Texas A&M ... threw multiple touchdown passes in 11 of 14 games ... had the No. 6 season at OU for completions, No. 5 in total offense, No. 2 for completion percentage, No. 1 for passing efficiency.
Named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Team ... second team all-state pick by The Oklahoman ... threw for 2,422 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior ... rated the No. 17 quarterback in the nation by both CollegeFootballNews.com and Scout.com ... earned all-city honors as a junior ... a standout basketball player ... averaged 18.4 points and 10.5 rebounds as a senior for the Panthers ... also a member of the golf team ... football coach was Bob Wilson.
No. 17 QB in the nation (CollegeFootballNews.com)
No. 17 QB in the nation (Scout.com)
No. 12 pro-style quarterback in the nation (Rivals.com)
No. 6 player in Oklahoma (Rivals.com)
No. 17 QB in the nation (PrepStar.com)
No. 15 player in the Midlands (SuperPrep)
No. 17 QB in the nation (SuperPrep)
Parents: Kent, who lettered as an OU offensive lineman in 1977-78, and Martha Bradford ... has a vertical leap of 33 inches ... citizen of the Cherokee tribe ... honor student in finance ... rang the opening bell at the NY Stock Exchange three days after winning the Heisman (Dow rose 100 points that day).