Oklahoma Sooners in the NFL


One of the premiere programs in college football, the University of Oklahoma has produced a number of NFL players. Here is a current list of the former Oklahoma Sooners now playing in the NFL.

Note: NFL rosters change frequently.

Dominique Alexander

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Team: Cleveland Browns
Position: Linebacker
Number: 54
At Oklahoma: A Tulsa Washington standout and three-year contributor at OU, Alexander declared early for the draft but was undrafted.

Blake Bell

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Team: Minnesota Vikings
Position: Tight end
Number: 81
At Oklahoma: Bell was a quarterback for the Sooners, earning the nickname “Belldozer” in short yardage packages before transitioning to tight end for his senior season. He was drafted in the 4th round 2015 by the 49ers.

Devante Bond

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Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position: Linebacker
Number: 59
At Oklahoma: Bond was drafted in the 6th round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Sam Bradford

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Team: Minnesota Vikings
Position: Quarterback
Number: 8
At Oklahoma: Bradford, an OKC native and product of Putnam City North won the 2008 Heisman Trophy as a sophomore for the Sooners. He was selected #1 overall in the 2010 NFL draft by the Rams.

Aaron Colvin

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Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Position: Corner
Number: 22
At Oklahoma: Out of Owasso High School, Aaron Colvin was a two-time All-Big 12 defender at OU and was drafted in the 4th round of 2014.

Jordan Evans

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Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Position: Linebacker
Number: 50
At Oklahoma: Norman native Jordan Evans was picked in the 6th round of the 2021 draft.

Jermaine Gresham

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Team: Arizona Cardinals
Position: Tight end
Number: 84
At Oklahoma: From Ardmore, Jermaine Gresham made a huge impact as a pass-catching tight end with the Sooners from 2006-2008. After an injury cost him the 2009 season, he was selected 21st by the Bengals in the 2010 draft.

James Hanna

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Team: Dallas Cowboys
Position: Tight end
Number: 84
At Oklahoma: A Sooner from 2008-2011, the Cowboys took Hanna in the 6th round of the 2012 draft to back up Jason Witten.

Tony Jefferson

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Team: Baltimore Ravens
Position: Safety
Number: 23
At Oklahoma: A star for the Sooners from 2010-2012, Jefferson left early for the NFL and was surprisingly undrafted. He signed as a free agent with Arizona, made the team out of camp and now starts for the Ravens.

Lane Johnson

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Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Position: Offensive tackle
Number: 65
At Oklahoma: One of Oklahoma’s most interesting player stories, Lane Johnson was a junior college quarterback and came in as a tight end before working his way to the 4th overall pick in 2013 as a tackle.

Landry Jones

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Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Position: Quarterback
Number: 3
At Oklahoma: The all-time winningest quarterback and all-time leading passer in Oklahoma history was selected in the 4th round of the 2013 draft.

David King

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Team: Tennessee Titans
Position: Defensive end
Number: 95
At Oklahoma: King was a 7th round selection in 2013 and has played with Cincinnati, Seattle and Kansas City

Gerald McCoy

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Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position: Defensive tackle
Number: 93
At Oklahoma: A standout All-American with the Sooners, Gerald McCoy is an OKC native and product of Southeast High School. He was selected #3 overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2010 NFL draft.

Stacy McGee

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Team: Washington Redskins
Position: Defensive tackle
Number: 92
At Oklahoma: Though he had a somewhat troubled career at OU from 2010-2012, the Muskogee native was picked in the 6th round of the 2013 draft.

Joe Mixon

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Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Position: Running back
Number: 28
At Oklahoma: One of the top recruits in the nation, Joe Mixon starred with the Sooners and was selected in the 2nd round of the 2021 draft.

DeMarco Murray

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Team: Tennessee Titans
Position: Running back
Number: 29
At Oklahoma: In his 4-year career, DeMarco Murray became the all-time touchdown leader for the Sooners before being picked in the 3rd round of the 2012 NFL draft by the Cowboys.

Samaje Perine

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Team: Washington Redskins
Position: Running back
Number: 32
At Oklahoma: Part of a dynamic duo with Joe Mixon, Samaje Perine is Oklahoma’s all-time leading rusher and also set the NCAA FBS single game rushing record with 427 yards against Kansas.

Corey Nelson

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Team: Denver Broncos
Position: Linebacker
Number: 52
At Oklahoma: A 7th round pick in 2014, Nelson has been primarily a backup and special teams player with Denver.

Adrian Peterson

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Team: New Orleans Saints
Position: Running back
Number: 28
At Oklahoma: Nick-named “AD” for “All Day,” Adrian Peterson was a star back in OU from 2004-2006, finishing 2nd in Heisman voting his freshman season. He was drafted #7 overall by the Vikings in the 2007 draft.

Jordan Phillips

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Team: Miami Dolphins
Position: Defensive tackle
Number: 97
At Oklahoma: Phillips suffered from back injuries at OU, but his talent got him drafted in the 2nd round of the 2015 draft.

Aaron Ripkowski

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Team: Green Bay Packers
Position: Fullback
Number: 22
At Oklahoma: A devastating lead blocker in 17 starts with the Sooners, Ripkowski was selected in the 6th round of the 2015 draft.

Sterling Shepard

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Team: New York Giants
Position: Wide receiver
At Oklahoma: The son of former Sooner the late Derrick Shepard, Sterling attended Heritage Hall in OKC and was a standout at Oklahoma. He was picked 40th overall by New York in 2016.

Donald Stephenson

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Team: Denver Broncos
Position: Offensive tackle
Number: 71
At Oklahoma: Stephenson played at OU from 2008-2011 and was drafted in the 3rd round by the Chiefs.

Kenny Stills

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Team: Miami Dolphins
Position: Wide receiver
Number: 10
At Oklahoma: Along with Tony Jefferson, a fellow California native, Stills opted to leave early for the NFL draft in 2013. He slipped to the 6th round.

Charles Tapper

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Team: Dallas Cowboys
Position: Defensive end
Number: 99
At Oklahoma: A three-year starter for the Sooners, Tapper was taken in the 4th round in 2016 but missed his rookie year due to injury.

Tress Way

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Team: Washington Redskins
Position: Punter
Number: 5
At Oklahoma: Out of Union High School in Tulsa, Way was an outstanding punter for the Sooners. Like most punters, he was undrafted but has been very successful with Washington.

Dede Westbrook

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Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Position: Wide receiver
Number: 12
At Oklahoma: A 2016 Heisman finalist and winner of the Biletnikoff Award, Westbrook was selected early in the 4th round.

Damien Williams

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Team: Miami Dolphins
Position: Running back
Number: 26
At Oklahoma: A two-year contributor who scored 18 rushing TDs with OU, Williams went undrafted in 2014 but was signed by the Dolphins.

Daryl Williams

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Team: Carolina Panthers
Position: Offensive tackle
Number: 60
At Oklahoma: A three-year starter for the Sooners, Williams was a 4th round pick by Carolina in 2015.

Trent Williams

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Team: Washington Redskins
Position: Offensive tackle
Number: 71
At Oklahoma: Williams starred with the Sooners as an offensive tackle protecting Sam Bradford in 2008 and Landry Jones in 2009. He was selected #4 overall by the Redskins in the 2010 draft and is a perennial All-Pro.

James Winchester

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Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Position: Long snapper
Number: 41
At Oklahoma: Undrafted in 2013, Winchester turned his long snapper talents into a professional job, in 2021 signing a five-year deal with the Chiefs worth $4.45 million.

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