All-American: Josh Heupel

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Josh Heupel, QB - 2000
The runner-up for the 2000 Heisman Trophy (by 76 votes), Josh Heupel became OU’s first consensus All-America quarterback and the first Sooner QB to earn All-America honors since Jack Mildren in 1971.

A two-time team captain, Heupel is largely credited with turning an offense that statistically ranked as one of the worst in the nation before his arrival into one of the most explosive in the country.

Heupel was named Associated Press Player of the Year, Walter Camp Player of the Year, The Sporting News Player of the Year, CBS Sports Player of the Year, Big 12 Player of the Year and Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year in 2000. The first-team all-conference selection guided OU to a school-record 13 wins and its seventh national championship.

Heupel holds virtually every OU and numerous Big 12 passing records.

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