Oklahoma football: Two Sooners up for national awards

oklahoma football

It is no secret that Oklahoma football is filled with not only team talent, but a lot of individual talent as well. On Monday, two top Sooner players were named semifinalists for national college football awards.

Starting out with the rookie QB1, Spencer Rattler was named among 17 other collegiate players all over the country, as a semifinalist for the 2020 Davey O’Brien award, which recognizes the best quarterback in college football.

Alongside Rattler, some other familiar Big 12 faces are in the running for the award including Iowa State’s Brock Purdy and Texas’ Sam Ehlinger. As a freshman, it is huge for Rattler to be named even a semifinalist for this award and is one of many things proving that Rattler is only just getting started at the University of Oklahoma.

This year Rattler has put up impressive stats for his first year, putting up a whopping 2,512 yards total with a 68.5% completion rate as well 178 complete passes so far for this season. I would say that’s not too bad for a first-year quarterback. Though Rattler did have a shaky start to his year, he has proven time and time again that he is capable of taking on the legacy of past Oklahoma quarterbacks.

Alongside Rattler, unsung hero and Sooner kicker Gabe Brkic was named one of the 20 national semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award. The Lou Groza award is given to the best kicker in college football.

Brkic has been arguably the most consistent player for the Sooners this year. Brkic has a 100% extra point percentage, not having missed an extra point this season, as well as a 76.2% field goal rate having made 16 out of the 21 field goal attempts this year. These impressive statistics have landed Brkic among some of the top kickers in the country.

Both the Davey O’Brien Award and Lou Groza Award are left up to the public to vote on which player they believe they should win their respective awards.

You can vote for both Rattler and Brkic through links tweeted out by the Oklahoma football Twitter or on each award’s respective websites, which can also be found through the Oklahoma football Twitter account as well.

Photo courtesy of WVUSports.com