All-American: Jermaine Gresham

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 28, 2009

Jermaine Gresham, TE - 2008
Tight end Jermaine Gresham was named an All-American by,, The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated while playing on a team that won Oklahoma's third straight Big 12 title while advancing to the BCS title game.
The junior from Ardmore blossomed into one of the nation's most prolific players and one of the best at his position in the rich OU history of tight ends. He caught 66 passes for 950 yards and 14 touchdowns. Along the way, and with one season to spare, Gresham set school record for career receiving yards by a tight end at 1,627 yards.
Gresham was a key component of an Oklahoma offense that became the first in the modern era to score 60 or more points in five consecutive games and more than 700 (716) in one season. During OU's late-season run, during which the Sooners played ranked teams in four consecutive weeks, including just one at home, Gresham averaged 7.5 receptions and 99.3 yards with five touchdowns. He had a pair of TD grabs in the national title game.
More than a pass catcher, the 6-6, 261-pound Gresham became a menacing blocker in OU's ground game as the Sooners produced a pair of 1,000-yard rushers during the season.
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