Three former Oklahoma Sooners on 2025 College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Ahead of his return to Norman this season, Josh Heupel is on the ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2025.
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27 former Oklahoma Sooners have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, most recently safety Roy Williams in the Class of 2022. Now, three more Sooners, Rocky Calmus, George Cumby, and Josh Heupel are on the ballot for 2025. Membership voting for the Hall of Fame takes place through July 1. 

Calmus was a two-time First-Team All-American at Oklahoma, winning the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker in 2001. In 2000, Calmus was the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and helped to lead the Sooners to an undefeated season and national title. He is OU’s all-time leader in tackles for loss with 59. 

Also a two-time First-Team All-American, unanimously in 1979, Cumby was a member of four Big 8 championship teams throughout his time in Norman and was a two-time conference Defensive Player of the Year. Despite playing on the offensive side of the ball for his first season, Cumby is second in program history in tackles. 

Heupel, Oklahoma’s final candidate for the 2025 class, is heading back to Norman this fall as the head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers. While at quarterback for OU, Heupel was a consensus All-American in 2000 and was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy, leading the Sooners to the 2000 National Championship. Heupel threw for over 3,000 yards in back-to-back years for the Sooners.

While Oklahoma is undoubtedly Quarterback U the Sooners have never had a QB inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Heupel could be the first with Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray to eventually follow.

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