Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 20, 2013

All-American: Phil White

Rufus Alexander

Phil White, HB - 1920
In 1920, Phil White became the first halfback from Oklahoma ever to earn All-America honors. In the first year of the Missouri Valley Conference, the Sooners won the title with an impressive 6-0-1 record.

One of the team leaders, White played that year with a dislocated shoulder suffered the year before.

One of the most versatile players for the Sooners, White was one of the top rushers and passers, and on defense his strength and speed made tackling the opposition simple. He was also the return man and did most of the kicking chores for the Sooners.

He signed with the Kansas City Cowboys in 1924.

Return to OU All Americans



Sooner Sports Properties, LLC, is the multimedia rights holder for athletics at the University of Oklahoma.
Sooner Sports Properties is a joint venture of Learfield Communications and Tyler Media, LLC.


Sooner Sports Powered by FOX Sports is a multi-platform network that provides distribution of 1,000+ hours of Sooner sports programming annually on a variety of FOX Sports outlets, including FOX Sports Oklahoma, FOX Sports Southwest, and FOX College Sports.