Oklahoma Football: Top 10 Quarterbacks in Modern Sooners History

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Oct 24, 2015; Norman, OK, USA; The Oklahoma Sooners take the field prior to action against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

No. 7 – Thomas Lott (1975-78)

Thomas Lott was one of the stellar crop of option quarterbacks that ran the Wishbone offense at Oklahoma under Barry Switzer. He was a member of the 1975 national championship team, but didn’t play regularly until his sophomore season in 1976. The Sooners were 41-6 the four seasons Lott was at OU and were Big Eight champions all four years.

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Lott will always be remembered by Sooner fans as the quarterback with all the bandanas that he wore on his head under his helmet.

His last two seasons as the OU starting quarterback, 1977 and ’78, the Sooners finished second and first, respectively, in the final Associated Press poll.

Lott had 1,992 rushing yards at Oklahoma, more than many of the Sooner running backs who played at the school, and he averaged close to five yards every time he ran with the ball. In his three seasons as the Sooner starting quarterback, he threw a total of 110 passes, completing 43 for 10 career touchdowns.

His professional career lasted just two seasons: He signed as an undrafted free agent with the St. Louis Cardinals, with whom he played in the 1979 season. He also played one season in the United States Football League with the New Jersey Generals (1983), mostly returning kickoffs.

Next: No. 6 - Jimmy Harris (1954-56)