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2000 Oklahoma Sooners football
BCS National Champions
Orange Bowl Champions
Big 12 Champions
Big 12 South Division Champions
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionSouth
Ranking
CoachesNo. 1
APNo. 1
2000 record13–0 (8–0 Big 12)
Head coachBob Stoops
Offensive coordinatorMark Mangino
Defensive coordinatorMike Stoops
Base defense4–3
CaptainStephen Burcham
Rocky Calmus
Chris Hammons
Josh Heupel
Seth Littrell
Torrance Marshall
Home stadiumOklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 72,765)
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →
2000 Big 12 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#9 Kansas State   6 2         11 3  
#8 Nebraska   6 2         10 2  
#25 Iowa State   5 3         9 3  
Colorado   3 5         3 8  
Kansas   2 6         4 7  
Missouri   2 6         3 8  
South
#1 Oklahoma   8 0         13 0  
#12 Texas   7 1         9 3  
Texas A&M   5 3         7 5  
Texas Tech   3 5         7 6  
Oklahoma State   1 7         3 8  
Baylor   0 8         2 9  
Championship: Oklahoma 27, Kansas State 24
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2000 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season. This season was Bob Stoops's second as head coach. The Sooners finished with a 13–0 record winning the Big 12 Conference and the national championship, the seventh national title in school history. The Sooners played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

RecruitsEdit

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Gayron Allen
LB
Orange, TX West Orange Stark HS 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) 195 lb (88 kg) 4.6 Dec 5,
1999 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Jammal Brown
DT
Lawton, OK MacArthur HS 6 ft 6 in (198 cm) 310 lb (140 kg) 5.1 Jan 26,
2000 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Marcus Chretien
DE
Houston, TX Kilgore College 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 240 lb (110 kg) 4.5 Dec 12,
1999 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Mark Clayton
WR
Arlington, TX Sam Houston HS 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 170 lb (77 kg) 4.4 Jan 9,
2000 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Dan Cody
TE
Ada, OK Ada HS 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 230 lb (100 kg) 4.6 Sep 22,
1999 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Lance Donley
TE
Weatherford, OK Weatherford HS 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 225 lb (102 kg) 4.68 Nov 4,
1999 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Howard Duncan
OL
Kansas City, KS Butler CC 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 300 lb (140 kg) 5.3 Dec 15,
1999 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Charles Dupree
LE
Oklahoma City, OK Millwood HS 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 210 lb (95 kg) 4.8 Nov 23,
1999 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Jerald Estus
RB
Wichita Falls, TX Hirschi HS 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.4 Dec 12,
1999 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Jerod Fields
OL
Bandera, TX Bandera HS 6 ft 7 in (201 cm) 280 lb (130 kg) 5.2 Feb 1,
2000 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Ataleo Ford
WR
Ardmore, OK Ardmore HS 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 178 lb (81 kg) 4.45 Dec 9,
1999 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Michael Freeman
CB
Chino Hills, CA Mount San Antonio JC 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.35 Jan 9,
2000 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Ronbrose Jones
LE
Bristow, OK Bristow HS 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 225 lb (102 kg) 4.7 Feb 2,
2000 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Teddy Lehman
LB
Fort Gibson, OK Fort Gibson HS 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 228 lb (103 kg) 4.43 Jul 23,
1999 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Vernon Maxwell
DB
Midwest City, OK Midwest City HS 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 215 lb (98 kg) 4.4 Dec 23,
1999 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Brian Odom
RB
Ada, OK Ada HS 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) 195 lb (88 kg) 4.5 Jan 11,
2000 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Will Peoples
WR
Humble, TX Humble HS 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.5 Jan 4,
2000 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Antonio Perkins
ATH
Lawton, OK Lawton HS 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) 178 lb (81 kg) 4.35 Dec 19,
2000 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Juan Prishker
DT
McAllen, TX Blinn JC 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 265 lb (120 kg) 5.1 Jan 9,
1999 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Brandon Shelby
ATH
Kansas City, MO Rockhurst HS 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.51 Jan 8,
2000 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Terrance Simms
CB
Belle Glade, FL Hutchinson CC 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.5 Jan 23,
2000 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Wes Sims
OL
Weatherford, OK Weatherford HS 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) 310 lb (140 kg) 4.9 Oct 13,
1999 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Darren Stephens
DB
Lewisville, TX Lewisville HS 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.5 Jan 16,
2000 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Cliff Takawana
OL
Ardmore, OK Ardmore HS 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 300 lb (140 kg) 5.2 Nov 28,
1999 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Hunter Wall
QB
Coppell, TX Coppell HS 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 220 lb (100 kg) 4.7 Jan 9,
2000 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Rudy Wells
ATH
Linden, TX Kildare HS 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 200 lb (91 kg) 4.4 Nov 21,
1999 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Jimmy Wilkerson
LB
Omaha, TX Paul H. Pewitt HS 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 230 lb (100 kg) 4.6 Jan 31,
2000 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Renaldo Works
RB
Tulsa, OK Booker T. Washington HS 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 202 lb (92 kg) 4.5 Jan 27,
2000 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 13
‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.
Sources:


ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2* 6:30 PM[1] UTEP #19 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK FSN[1] W 55–14   74,761[2]
September 9* 6:30 PM[3] Arkansas State #20 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK FSN[3] W 45–7   74,730[2]
September 23* 11:30 AM[4] Rice #17 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK FSN[4] W 42–14   74,794[2]
September 30 2:00 PM[5] Kansas #14 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 34–16   74,811[2]
October 7 11:00 AM[6] vs. #11 Texas #10 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) ABC[6] W 63–14   75,587[2]
October 14 2:30 PM[7] at #2 Kansas State #8 KSU StadiumManhattan, KS ABC[7] W 41–31   53,011[2]
October 28 11:00 AM[8] #1 Nebraska #3 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Rivalry) ABC[8] W 31–14   75,989[2]
November 4 1:00 PM[9] at Baylor #1 Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX W 56–7   31,106[2]
November 11 12:00 PM[10] at #23 Texas A&M #1 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX ABC[10] W 35–31   87,188[2]
November 18† 2:30 PM[11] Texas Tech #1 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK ABC[11] W 27–13   75,364[2]
November 25 2:30 PM[12] at Oklahoma State #1 Lewis FieldStillwater, OK (Bedlam) FSN[12] W 12–7   48,500[2]
December 2 7:00 PM[13] vs. #8 Kansas State #1 Arrowhead StadiumKansas City, MO (Big 12 Championship Game) ABC[13] W 27–24   79,655[2]
January 3 7:00 PM[14] vs. #3 Florida State #1 Pro Player StadiumMiami Gardens, FL (Orange Bowl) ABC[14] W 13–2   76,835[2]
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

RosterEdit

(final roster)

Wide Receivers

  •  4 Antonio Perkins - Freshman
  •  5 Julius McMillan - Junior
  •  6 Antwone Savage - Sophomore
  •  9 Mark Clayton - Freshman
  • 12 Curtis Fagan - Sophomore
  • 13 Damian Mackey - Sophomore
  • 15 Ataleo Ford - Freshman
  • 17 Andre Woolfolk - Sophomore
  • 28 Jarvis Smith - Freshman
  • 29 Will Peoples - Freshman
  • 41 John Connor - Sophomore
  • 82 Ryan Daniel - Sophomore
  • 84 Buck Scifres - Junior

Offensive Line

  • 59 Stephen BurchamC - Senior
  • 60 Wes Sims - Freshman
  • 61 Josh Tucker - Freshman
  • 62 Jay Ridenour - Sophomore
  • 63 Frank Romero - Junior
  • 64 Adam Panter - Freshman
  • 65 Will Mathis - Junior
  • 66 Jarrod Barclay - Freshman
  • 68 Howard Duncan - Junior
  • 69 Brad Davis - Sophomore
  • 70 Reese Travis - Senior
  • 71 Jerod Fields - Freshman
  • 72 Scott Kempenich - Senior
  • 73 Trevor Nutt - Junior
  • 75 Mike Skinner - Sophomore
  • 76 Al Baysinger - Senior
  • 77 Josh Smith - Sophomore
  • 78 Cliff Takawana - Freshman

Tight Ends

  • 81 Chris HammonsC - Senior
  • 85 Jeremy Hess - Sophomore
  • 87 John Stuever - Freshman
  • 88 Trent Smith - Sophomore
  • 90 Matt Anderson - Senior
  • Lance Donley - Freshman
 

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

  •  3 Josh Norman - Junior
  •  4 Brandon Shelby - Freshman
  • 21 Jay Hunt - Sophomore
  • 22 Quentin Griffin - Sophomore
  • 24 Brian Odom - Freshman
  • 35 Seth LittrellC - Senior
  • 36 Danny Cork - Sophomore
  • 39 Buster Kuhn - Senior
  • 43 Jamar Mozee - Freshman
  • 47 Renaldo Works - Freshman

Defensive Line

  • 53 Eric Thunander - Sophomore
  • 62 Chike Ozumba - Sophomore
  • 74 Juan Prishker - Junior
  • 80 Dan Cody - Freshman
  • 84 Sam Sachek - Freshman
  • 86 Brian Friend - Sophomore
  • 87 Marcus Chretien - Junior
  • 88 John Sturch - Sophomore
  • 89 Cory Heinecke - Junior
  • 90 Eric Hilaire - Sophomore
  • 91 Ramon Richardson - Senior
  • 92 Corey Callens - Senior
  • 93 Kory Klein - Freshman
  • 94 Ryan Fisher - Senior
  • 95 Rocky Bright - Senior
  • 96 Jeremy Wilson-Guest - Senior
  • 97 John Williams - Sophomore
  • 98 David Jones - Freshman
  • 99 Bary Holleyman - Junior
 

Linebackers

  •  9 Roger Steffen - Senior
  • 10 Torrance MarshallC - Senior
  • 20 Rocky CalmusC - Junior
  • 36 Parker Neal - Sophomore
  • 37 Brandon Babb - Junior
  • 45 Jimmy Wilkerson - Freshman
  • 46 Brandon Moore - Senior
  • 48 Gayron Allen - Freshman
  • 57 Derrick Hurst - Freshman
  • 50 Brian Jimerson - Freshman
  • 51 Ronbrose Jones - Freshman
  • 52 Tanner Reynolds - Sophomore
  • 54 Teddy Lehman - Freshman
  • 56 Brandon Pryor - Sophomore

Defensive backs

  •  1 Terrance Simms - Junior
  •  2 Derrick Strait - Freshman
  •  4 Brandon Shelby - Freshman
  •  7 Brandon Everage - Freshman
  • 11 Ontei Jones - Senior
  • 15 J.T. Thatcher - Senior
  • 19 Michael Thompson - Sophomore
  • 22 Laromie Hammer - Freshman
  • 25 Darren Stephens - Freshman
  • 27 Brent Jackson - Sophomore
  • 30 Matt Mayhew - Junior
  • 31 Marvin Shoulders - Senior
  • 32 Ty Kincannon - Sophomore
  • 33 Marcus Bivines - Senior
  • 34 Matt McCoy - Freshman
  • 38 Roy Williams - Sophomore

Kickers

  • 19 Jimmy Stewart - Freshman
  • 40 Tim Duncan - Junior
  • 83 Jeff Ferguson - Junior

Snapper

  • 67 Ben Panter - Junior
C Captain   † Starter at position

Game notesEdit

NebraskaEdit

#1 Nebraska Cornhuskers at #3 Oklahoma Sooners
by Quarter1234 Total
#1 Nebraska 14 0 0 0 14
#3 Oklahoma 0 24 7 0 31
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StatisticsEdit

  • QB Josh Heupel: 305/472 (64.6%) for 3,606 yards (7.64) with 20 TD vs. 15 INT (3.18). 83 carries for 167 yards (2.01) with 7 TD.
  • RB Quentin Griffin: 200 carries for 823 yards (4.12) with 17 TD. 51 catches for 429 yards and 0 TD.
  • WR Antwone Savage: 50 catches for 621 yards (12.42) and 3 TD.
  • WR/CB Andre Woolfolk: 42 catches for 614 yards (14.62) and 5 TD.
  • WR Curtis Fagan: 41 catches for 606 yards (14.78) and 7 TD.
  • RB Josh Norman: 34 catches for 518 yards (15.24) and 1 TD.
  • TE Trent Smith: 31 catches for 323 yards (10.42) and 3 TD.
  • K Tim Duncan: 15 FGM and 60 XPM.

Awards and honorsEdit

All-AmericansEdit

Individual award winnersEdit

2001 NFL Draft Edit

The 2001 NFL Draft was held on April 21-22, 2001 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The following Oklahoma players were either selected or signed as undrafted free agents following the draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Team
Torrance Marshall LB 3rd 72 Green Bay Packers
Josh Heupel QB 6th 177 Miami Dolphins

ReferencesEdit

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