Top Five Oklahoma Sooners Quarterbacks of the BCS Era

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1. Josh Heupel (1999-2000)

Career Stats: 7,066 passing yards, 50 passing touchdowns

Career Accomplishments: 2000 National Champion, 2000 AP Player of the Year Award, 2000 Consensus All-American, 2000 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, 2000 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year Award, 2000 Big 12 Champion

This was tough, but Heupel has to be at the top. He was the only guy to get “the job” done, and he did it a year when Oklahoma was not expected to do much, except merely compete in a brutal Big 12.

Heupel’s stats don’t compare to Bradford’s ridiculous numbers, and certainly a Heisman Trophy would improve his cause (he finished second in 2000), but this is the BCS era and it is only right that strength of schedule is a factor.

In three weeks time, Heupel and the Sooners rolled through #10 Texas, at #2 Kansas State, and #1 Nebraska. That’s your modern day SEC schedule, but I don’t think most teams in the SEC have to play the best of the best three consecutive weeks.

Heupel delivered, though, and on the biggest stage, he won. Heupel was one of the great Oklahoma quarterbacks, and while he doesn’t have a statue in Heisman Park, Heupel he helped Oklahoma win its seventh National Title and bring a beautiful crystal ball back to Norman, Oklahoma.