Lofton adds to tradition of outstanding linebackers at Oklahoma.
Curtis Lofton, LB - 2007
Sooner linebacker Curtis Lofton earned first team All-America
honors from the Football Writers of Association of
America (FWAA) and the Sporting News in 2007.
Lofton, a junior from Kingfisher, Okla., enjoyed a
remarkable year with a team-high 156 tackles, the best
total posted during Bob Stoops' nine years at Oklahoma.
Lofton also established a school record with eight
double-digit tackle games, including a career-high
18 in OU's first win over Missouri. That mark had been
shared by two former Sooner greats and had been on
the books for many years. Jackie Shipp had seven in
1981 and Daryl Hunt had seven in 1977.
Lofton scored two touchdowns on the season, a 45-yard
interception return against Utah State and a 12-yard
fumble return against Missouri. He also forced red
zone turnovers against Texas (fumble), Iowa State (tipped
pass that was intercepted by D.J. Wolfe) and Oklahoma
In the Big 12 title game, Lofton picked
off a Chase Daniel pass and returned it 26 yards to
the Tiger 7-yard line. The Sooner offense cashed in
the takeaway with a touchdown to expand OU's lead to
28-14. The play tipped the momentum and Oklahoma cruised
in with a 38-17 triumph.
Earlier, Lofton was named the Big 12's Defensive Player
of the Year by the Associated Press.
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