2000 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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2000 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
BCS National Champions
Orange Bowl Champions
Big 12 Champions
Big 12 South Division Champions
Conference Big 12 Conference South
Ranking
Coaches #1
AP #1
2000 record 13–0 (8–0 Big 12)
Head coach Bob Stoops (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Mark Mangino (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops (2nd year)
Co-defensive coordinator Brent Venables (2nd year)
Base defense 4–3
Captain Stephen Burcham
Rocky Calmus
Chris Hammons[1]
Josh Heupel
Seth Littrell
Torrance Marshall
Home stadium Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 72,765)
Seasons
« 1999 2001 »
2000 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#9 Kansas State xy   6 2         11 3  
#8 Nebraska x   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 x#   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 National Champion
† – BCS representative as conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2000 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season season, the 106th season of Sooner football. The team was led by Bob Stoops in his second season as the OU head coach. They played their home games at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. They were a charter member of the Big 12 conference.

The Sooners opened the season ranked number 19,[1] the first time they had made it into a pre-season poll in five years. Conference play began with a win over Kansas at home on September 30, and ended with a win over the Kansas State Wildcats in the Big 12 Championship Game on December 2.

The Sooners finished the season 13–0 (9–0 in Big 12), their most wins in school history, while winning their first Big 12 title and their 37th conference title overall. They were invited to the 2001 Orange Bowl, which served as the BCS National Championship Game that year, where they beat Florida State, 13-2. This is Oklahoma's 7th claimed and most recent national championship.

Following the season, Torrance Marshall was selected in the 3rd round of the 2001 NFL Draft, along with Josh Heupel in the 6th. Tying with the 1999 and 2001 seasons, this is the least amount of Sooners drafted in the 15 years of the Stoops era, with only two players from Oklahoma selected.

Recruits[edit]

Source:[2]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Gayron Allen
LB
Orange, Texas West Orange Stark HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Dec 5, 1999 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Jammal Brown
DT
Lawton, Oklahoma MacArthur HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 310 lb (140 kg) Jan 26, 2000 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Marcus Chretien
DE
Houston, Texas Kilgore College 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Dec 12, 1999 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Mark Clayton
WR
Arlington, Texas Sam Houston HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jan 9, 2000 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Dan Cody
TE
Ada, Oklahoma Ada HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Sep 22, 1999 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Lance Donley
TE
Weatherford, Oklahoma Weatherford HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Nov 4, 1999 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Howard Duncan
OL
Kansas City, Kansas Butler CC 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 300 lb (140 kg) Dec 15, 1999 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Charles Dupree
LE
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Millwood HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Nov 23, 1999 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Jerad Estus
RB
Wichita Falls, Texas Hirschi HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Dec 12, 1999 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Jerod Fields
OL
Bandera, Texas Bandera HS 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 280 lb (130 kg) Feb 1, 2000 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Ataleo Ford
WR
Ardmore, Oklahoma Ardmore HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Dec 9, 1999 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Michael Freeman
CB
Chino Hills, California Mount San Antonio JC 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jan 9, 2000 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Ronbrose Jones
LE
Bristow, Oklahoma Bristow HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Feb 2, 2000 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Teddy Lehman
LB
Fort Gibson, Oklahoma Fort Gibson HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 228 lb (103 kg) Jul 23, 1999 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Vernon Maxwell
DB
Midwest City, Oklahoma Midwest City HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Dec 23, 1999 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Brian Odom
RB
Ada, Oklahoma Ada HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jan 11, 2000 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Will Peoples
WR
Humble, Texas Humble HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jan 4, 2000 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Antonio Perkins
ATH
Lawton, Oklahoma Lawton HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Dec 19, 2000 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Juan Prishker
DT
McAllen, Texas Blinn JC 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Jan 9, 1999 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Brandon Shelby
ATH
Kansas City, MO Rockhurst HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jan 8, 2000 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Terrance Simms
CB
Belle Glade, FL Hutchinson CC 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jan 23, 2000 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Wes Sims
OL
Weatherford, OK Weatherford HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 310 lb (140 kg) Oct 13, 1999 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Darren Stephens
DB
Lewisville, Texas Lewisville HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jan 16, 2000 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Cliff Takawana
OL
Ardmore, Oklahoma Ardmore HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 300 lb (140 kg) Nov 28, 1999 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Hunter Wall
QB
Coppell, Texas Coppell HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jan 9, 2000 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Rudy Wells
ATH
Linden, Texas Kildare HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Nov 21, 1999 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Jimmy Wilkerson
LB
Omaha, Texas Paul H. Pewitt HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Jan 31, 2000 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Renaldo Works
RB
Tulsa, Oklahoma Booker T. Washington HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Jan 27, 2000 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:


Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 6:30 PM[3] UTEP* #19 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK FSN[3] W 55–14   74,761[4]
September 9 6:30 PM[5] Arkansas State* #20 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK FSN[5] W 45–7   74,730[4]
September 23 11:30 AM[6] Rice* #17 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK FSN[6] W 42–14   74,794[4]
September 30 2:00 PM[7] Kansas #14 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 34–16   74,811[4]
October 7 11:00 AM[8] vs. #11 Texas #10 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) ABC[8] W 63–14   75,587[4]
October 14 2:30 PM[9] at #2 Kansas State #8 KSU StadiumManhattan, KS ABC[9] W 41–31   53,011[4]
October 28 11:00 AM[10] #1 Nebraska #3 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Rivalry) ABC[10] W 31–14   75,989[4]
November 4 1:00 PM[11] at Baylor #1 Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX W 56–7   31,106[4]
November 11 12:00 PM[12] at #23 Texas A&M #1 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX ABC[12] W 35–31   87,188[4]
November 18 2:30 PM[13] Texas Techdagger #1 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK ABC[13] W 27–13   75,364[4]
November 25 2:30 PM[14] at Oklahoma State #1 Lewis FieldStillwater, OK (Bedlam) FSN[14] W 12–7   48,500[4]
December 2 7:00 PM[15] vs. #8 Kansas State #1 Arrowhead StadiumKansas City, MO (Big 12 Championship Game) ABC[15] W 27–24   79,655[4]
January 3 7:00 PM[16] vs. #3 Florida State #1 Pro Player StadiumMiami Gardens, FL (Orange Bowl) ABC[16] W 13–2   76,835[4]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Roster[edit]

(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

  • 55 Jammal Brown - Freshman
  • 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 notes[edit]

Nebraska[edit]

#1 Nebraska Cornhuskers at #3 Oklahoma Sooners
1 2 3 4 Total
#1 Nebraska 14 0 0 0 14
#3 Oklahoma 0 24 7 0 31

[17]


Awards and honors[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

Source:[18]

Individual award winners[edit]

Source:[19]

2001 NFL Draft[edit]

The 2001 NFL Draft was held on April 21–22, 2001 at the Theatre 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

[20]

References[edit]

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