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

All-American: Greg Pruitt

Rufus Alexander

Greg Pruitt, HB - 1971, 1972
Greg Pruitt earned consensus All-America honors in 1971 and '72. He still owns school records for most yards in a game (294 against Kansas State in 1971) and all-purpose running yards in a game (374) and season (1,946). His 9.41 yards per rushing attempt in 1971 is an NCAA record.

Pruitt finished third in the Heisman voting in 1971 and second in 1972. He was chosen NCAA Football Player of the Year by the Pigskin Club of Washington, D.C., in 1972. He rushed for 1,665 yards as a junior, but was injured with three games left in his senior year and was denied a second consecutive 1,000-yard season. Up to that point, Steve Owens was the only other conference player in history to accomplish this.

He was drafted in the second round by the Cleveland Browns in 1973. He became the 13th Sooner player in the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame when he was inducted in 1999.

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