2000 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Consensus national champion
Big 12 champion
Big 12 South Division champion
Orange Bowl champion
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionSouth
Ranking
CoachesNo. 1
APNo. 1
Record13–0 (8–0 Big 12)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorMark Mangino (1st; 2nd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorMike Stoops (2nd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorBrent Venables (2nd season)
Base defense4–3
Captains
Home stadiumOklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 72,765)
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →
2000 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Northern Division
No. 9 Kansas State xy   6 2     11 3  
No. 8 Nebraska x   6 2     10 2  
No. 25 Iowa State   5 3     9 3  
Colorado   3 5     3 8  
Kansas   2 6     4 7  
Missouri   2 6     3 8  
Southern Division
No. 1 Oklahoma x$#   8 0     13 0  
No. 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, the 106th season of Sooner football. The team was led by Bob Stoops in his second season as head coach. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman. During this season, they competed in the Big 12 Conference.

The Sooners opened the season ranked #19,[1] the first time they had made it into a pre-season poll in five years. Conference play began with a win over the Kansas Jayhawks 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 regular season 12–0 (9–0 in Big 12, including conference championship game), 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 the Florida State Seminoles by a score of 13-2. This is Oklahoma's seventh claimed and most recent national championship.

Following the season, Torrance Marshall was selected in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft, along with Josh Heupel in the sixth.

Recruits

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
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 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Jammal Brown
DT
Lawton, Oklahoma MacArthur HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 310 lb (140 kg) Jan 26, 2000 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Marcus Chretien
DE
Houston, Texas Kilgore College 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Dec 12, 1999 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Mark Clayton
WR
Arlington, Texas Sam Houston HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jan 9, 2000 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Dan Cody
TE
Ada, Oklahoma Ada HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Sep 22, 1999 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Lance Donley
TE
Weatherford, Oklahoma Weatherford HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Nov 4, 1999 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Howard Duncan
OL
Kansas City, Kansas Butler CC 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 300 lb (140 kg) Dec 15, 1999 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Charles Dupree
LE
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Millwood HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Nov 23, 1999 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Jerad Estus
RB
Wichita Falls, Texas Hirschi HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Dec 12, 1999 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Jerod Fields
OL
Bandera, Texas Bandera HS 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 280 lb (130 kg) Feb 1, 2000 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Ataleo Ford
WR
Ardmore, Oklahoma Ardmore HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Dec 9, 1999 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/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 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Ronbrose Jones
LE
Bristow, Oklahoma Bristow HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Feb 2, 2000 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Teddy Lehman
LB
Fort Gibson, Oklahoma Fort Gibson HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 228 lb (103 kg) Jul 23, 1999 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Vernon Maxwell
DB
Midwest City, Oklahoma Midwest City HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Dec 23, 1999 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Brian Odom
RB
Ada, Oklahoma Ada HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jan 11, 2000 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Will Peoples
WR
Humble, Texas Humble HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jan 4, 2000 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Antonio Perkins
ATH
Lawton, Oklahoma Lawton HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Dec 19, 2000 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Juan Prishker
DT
McAllen, Texas Blinn JC 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Jan 9, 1999 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Brandon Shelby
ATH
Kansas City, Missouri Rockhurst HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jan 8, 2000 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Terrance Simms
CB
Belle Glade, Florida Hutchinson CC 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jan 23, 2000 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Wes Sims
OL
Weatherford, Oklahoma Weatherford HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 310 lb (140 kg) Oct 13, 1999 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Darren Stephens
DB
Lewisville, Texas Lewisville HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jan 16, 2000 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Cliff Takawana
OL
Ardmore, Oklahoma Ardmore HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 300 lb (140 kg) Nov 28, 1999 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Hunter Wall
QB
Coppell, Texas Coppell HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jan 9, 2000 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Rudy Wells
ATH
Linden, Texas Kildare HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Nov 21, 1999 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Jimmy Wilkerson
LB
Omaha, Texas Paul H. Pewitt HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Jan 31, 2000 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Renaldo Works
RB
Tulsa, Oklahoma Booker T. Washington HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Jan 27, 2000 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/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:

Source:[2]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 26:30 p.m.[3]UTEP*No. 19FSN PPV[3]W 55–1474,761[4]
September 96:30 p.m.[5]Arkansas State*No. 20
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
FSN PPV[5]W 45–774,730[4]
September 2311:30 a.m.[6]Rice*No. 17
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
FSN[6]W 42–1474,794[4]
September 302:00 p.m.[7]KansasNo. 14
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 34–1674,811[4]
October 711:00 a.m.[8]vs. No. 11 TexasNo. 10ABC[8]W 63–1475,587[4]
October 142:30 p.m.[9]at No. 2 Kansas StateNo. 8ABC[9]W 41–3153,011[4]
October 2811:00 a.m.[10]No. 1 NebraskaNo. 3
ABC[10]W 31–1475,989[4]
November 41:00 p.m.[11]at BaylorNo. 1W 56–731,106[4]
November 1112:00 p.m.[12]at No. 23 Texas A&MNo. 1ABC[12]W 35–3187,188[4]
November 182:30 p.m.[13]Texas TechdaggerNo. 1
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
ABC[13]W 27–1375,364[4]
November 252:30 p.m.[14]at Oklahoma StateNo. 1FSN[14]W 12–748,500[4]
December 27:00 p.m.[15]vs. No. 8 Kansas StateNo. 1ABC[15]W 27–2479,655[4]
January 3, 20017:00 p.m.[16]vs. No. 3 Florida State*No. 1ABC[16]W 13–276,835[4]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Roster

2000 Oklahoma Sooners roster

Wide Receivers

  •  4 Antonio PerkinsFreshman
  •  5 Julius McMillan – Junior
  •  6 Antwone SavageSophomore
  •  9 Mark ClaytonFreshman
  • 12 Curtis Fagan – Sophomore
  • 13 Damian Mackey – Sophomore
  • 15 Ataleo Ford – Freshman
  • 17 Andre WoolfolkSophomore
  • 28 Jarvis Smith – Freshman
  • 29 Will Peoples – Freshman
  • 41 John Connor – Sophomore
  • 82 Ryan Daniel – Sophomore
  • 84 Buck Scifres – Junior

Offensive Line

  • 55 Jammal BrownFreshman
  • 59 Stephen BurchamCSenior
  • 60 Wes SimsFreshman
  • 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 DavisSophomore
  • 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 HammonsCSenior
  • 85 Jeremy Hess – Sophomore
  • 87 John Stuever – Freshman
  • 88 Trent SmithSophomore
  • 90 Matt Anderson – Senior
  • Lance Donley – Freshman
 

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

  •  3 Josh NormanJunior
  •  4 Brandon Shelby – Freshman
  • 21 Jay Hunt – Sophomore
  • 22 Quentin GriffinSophomore
  • 23 Jan Roeschmann – Junior
  • 24 Brian Odom – Freshman
  • 35 Seth LittrellCSenior
  • 36 Danny Cork – Sophomore
  • 39 Buster Kuhn – Senior
  • 43 Jamar Mozee – Freshman
  • 47 Renaldo Works – Freshman
  • 32 Branden Killingsworth – Freshman

Defensive Line

  • 53 Eric Thunander – Sophomore
  • 62 Chike Ozumba – Sophomore
  • 74 Juan Prishker – Junior
  • 80 Dan CodyFreshman
  • 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 MarshallCSenior
  • 20 Rocky CalmusCJunior
  • 36 Parker Neal – Sophomore
  • 37 Brandon Babb – Junior
  • 45 Jimmy WilkersonFreshman
  • 46 Brandon MooreSenior
  • 48 Gayron Allen – Freshman
  • 52 K. Michael Delfs – Junior
  • 57 Derrick Hurst – Freshman
  • 50 Brian Jimerson – Freshman
  • 51 Ronbrose Jones – Freshman
  • 52 Tanner Reynolds – Sophomore
  • 54 Teddy LehmanFreshman
  • 56 Brandon Pryor – Sophomore

Defensive backs

  •  1 Terrance Simms – Junior
  •  2 Derrick StraitFreshman
  •  4 Brandon Shelby – Freshman
  •  7 Brandon Everage – Freshman
  • 11 Ontei Jones – Senior
  • 15 J.T. ThatcherSenior
  • 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 WilliamsSophomore

Kickers

  • 19 Jimmy Stewart – Freshman
  • 40 Tim DuncanJunior
  • 83 Jeff Ferguson – Junior

Snapper

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

Game summaries

UTEP

See also: 2000 UTEP Miners football team

UTEP Miners at #19 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
UTEP 7 070 14
#19 Oklahoma 17 10721 55

Arkansas State

See also: 2000 Arkansas State Indians football team

Arkansas State Indians at #20 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
Arkansas State 0 700 7
#20 Oklahoma 14 14710 45

Rice

See also: 2000 Rice Owls football team

Rice Owls at #17 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
Rice 6 080 14
#17 Oklahoma 14 7147 42

Kansas

See also: 2000 Kansas Jayhawks football team

Kansas Jayhawks at #14 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
Kansas 13 300 16
#14 Oklahoma 10 14100 34

Texas (Red River Shootout)

See also: 2000 Texas Longhorns football team and Red River Shootout

#11 Texas Longhorns vs. #10 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
#11 Texas 0 707 14
#10 Oklahoma 14 28147 63

Kansas State

See also: 2000 Kansas State Wildcats football team

#8 Oklahoma Sooners at #2 Kansas State Wildcats
1 234Total
#8 Oklahoma 17 1473 41
#2 Kansas State 7 7314 31

Nebraska

See also: 2000 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team and Nebraska–Oklahoma football rivalry

#1 Nebraska Cornhuskers at #3 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
#1 Nebraska 14 000 14
#3 Oklahoma 0 2470 31

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Baylor

See also: 2000 Baylor Bears football team

#1 Oklahoma Sooners at Baylor Bears
1 234Total
#1 Oklahoma 28 14140 56
Baylor 0 070 7

Texas A&M

See also: 2000 Texas A&M Aggies football team

#1 Oklahoma Sooners at #23 Texas A&M Aggies
1 234Total
#1 Oklahoma 3 7322 35
#23 Texas A&M 7 1077 31

Texas Tech

See also: 2000 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team

Texas Tech Red Raiders at #1 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
Texas Tech 0 3010 13
#1 Oklahoma 7 777 28

Oklahoma State (Bedlam Series)

See also: 2000 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team and Bedlam Series

#1 Oklahoma Sooners at Oklahoma State Cowboys
1 234Total
#1 Oklahoma 7 500 12
Oklahoma State 0 070 7

Kansas State (Big 12 Championship Game)

Main article: 2000 Big 12 Championship Game

See also: 2000 Kansas State Wildcats football team

#8 Kansas State Wildcats vs. #1 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
#8 Kansas State 0 1077 24
#1 Oklahoma 3 7710 27

Florida State (Orange Bowl)

Main article: 2001 Orange Bowl

See also: 2000 Florida State Seminoles football team

#3 Florida State Seminoles vs. #1 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
#3 Florida State 0 002 2
#1 Oklahoma 3 037 13

Rankings

See also: 2000 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
( ) = First place votes.
Week
PollPre123456789101112131415Final
AP1919201817141083 (4)3 (3)1 (69)1 (70)1 (70)1 (70)1 (64)1 (67)1 (71)
Coaches Poll2019201816161284 (1)3 (1)1 (55)1 (58)1 (57)1 (56)1 (49)1 (56)1 (59)
BCSNot released2111111Not released

Awards and honors

All-Americans

Source:[18]

Individual award winners

Source:[19]

2001 NFL Draft

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

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