Top Five Oklahoma Sooners Quarterbacks of the BCS Era

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2. Sam Bradford (2007-2009)

Career Stats: 8,403 passing yards, 88 passing touchdowns

Career Accomplishments: 2008 Heisman Trophy Recipient, 2007 and 2008 Big 12 Champion, 2008 Consensus All-American, 2008 Davey O’Brien Award, 2008 Big 12 Offensiver Player of the Year

Skills-wise, Bradford is probably the best on this list. Especially considering he’s had more pro success than any of these guys put together. Bradford was a machine. There was no point in showing up for a game in Norman, because you knew Oklahoma was going to win. The Bradford-led Sooners were just that good in Norman.

In his Heisman campaign, Sam threw for 4,720 passing yards and 50 touchdowns. In just one season, Bradford did what a lot of quarterbacks wish to get out of career. However, the 2008 Sooners found the endzone with virtually no difficulty.

Bradford’s college career was curtailed due to a shoulder injury he suffered in the 2009 season opener against the BYU Cougars. Bradford would return for one full game against Baylor before being sidelined for the rest of the season after re-aggravating the shoulder in the 2009 Texas game.

Bradford was a special quarterback, and the top overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. However, he has no bowl wins to his name, only a couple of Big 12 titles. Bradford was one of the greats, and honestly, the best pure quarterback Oklahoma may ever see. He doesn’t get the top spot, though, because OU’s never been about the individual. It’s about the team effort and winning the National Championship.