All-American: Teddy Lehman

Rufus Alexander
Teddy Lehman

Teddy Lehman, LB - 2002, 2003
Teddy Lehman was named the Butkus Award winner as the most outstanding linebacker in college football in 2003 after bing a finalist in 2002. Lehman led the team his senior season with 117 tackles, including 63 solo, with two sacks and one interception.

The Ft. Gibson, Okla., native also had a team-high 19 tackles for loss (47 yards) and forced a fumble. Lehman was the leader of Oklahoma's top-ranked defense in 2003, guiding the Sooners to the National Championship game in the Sugar Bowl and a 12-2 record.

During his junior season in 2002, Lehman logged 112 tackles, including 17 for loss and two sacks in his junior season. He also had two interceptions, which went for 51 yards in returns, including one that set up the go-ahead touchdown against Texas.

Lehman's speed, which made him an outstanding high school sprinter, set the Sooner linebacker apart from his peers. He repeated as a consensus All-American in 2003 after first earning the honor in 2002.

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