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University of Oklahoma
MAY 20, 2013

All-American: George Cumby

Rufus Alexander

George Cumby, LB - 1977, 1979
With a combination of speed and strength, George Cumby is considered one of the top defensive players of all time at Oklahoma. The two-time All-America selection was also named Defensive Newcomer of the Year and Big Eight Defensive Player of the Year twice.

Cumby was described by then-head coach Barry Switzer as "the only person I know who could go one-on-one with Earl Campbell and knock him backwards." He finished his career at Oklahoma with 405 career tackles, placing him fifth on the all-time list.

He was taken in the first round by the Green Bay Packers in 1980.

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