Top Five Oklahoma Sooners Quarterbacks of the BCS Era

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3. Jason White (2001-2004)

Career Stats: 7,922 passing yards, 81 passing touchdowns

Career Accomplishments: 2003 Heisman Trophy Recipient, 2003 Consensus All-American, 2003 and 2004 Davey O’Brien Award, 2004 Maxwell Award, 2003 and 2004 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, 2002 and 2004 Big 12 Champion

Jason White was technically at Oklahoma from 1999 to 2004, but his rise to stardom did not come until 2003. With the Sooners, Jason White led Oklahoma to back-to-back National Championship game appearances. He failed to deliver on both, but the 2003 and 2004 teams were some of the best under Stoops. No one will forget White’s well-oiled offense that ran through their schedule like a cake walk in 2003—especially that memorable 77-0 beat down of Texas A&M.

While White couldn’t return a National Title in ’03 or ’04, his 2003 Heisman campaign was something to remember. After undergoing reconstructive knee surgeries on both knees, White responded by throwing 40 touchdown passes and had 3,846 total passing yards in 2003, and there was not much drop off between his Heisman-winning season to 2004 when he finished third in the Heisman voting.

White’s time in Norman was longer than expected, but he made the most of it his last two years, despite injuries that forced him to make plays out of the shotgun formation. He will forever live on the hollowed grounds of Oklahoma’s campus with a nice statue to commemorate his successful Heisman campaign.