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

All-American: Lee Roy Selmon

Rufus Alexander

Lee Roy Selmon, DT - 1974, 1975
Part of probably the most famous set of brothers in OU history, Lee Roy Selmon and his brothers gave Oklahoma one of the greatest defenses in history. Selmon was named a consensus All-American in 1975 and also in 1974 by Newspaper Enterprise Association.

His long list of achievements includes the Vince Lombardi Award, Outland Trophy, National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete, GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American and Graduate Fellowship Winner National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame.

After one of the greatest careers in college football history, Selmon was the first player taken in the 1976 draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 1988.

In 1994 he became the first Sooner to be inducted into the GTE/CoSIDA Academic Hall of Fame, and in 1995 he became the first Sooner to be enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame.

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