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Big 12’s Twelve Players To Watch In `09: No. 9 Gerald McCoy


Gerald McCoy (#93) will once again be the anchor of Oklahoma's defensive line.

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When all is said and done Gerald McCoy should be the best defensive lineman to come out of OU since Tommie Harris. In 2008 McCoy was a second team All-American and named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year by the Dallas Morning News. The conference coaches placed him on the All-Big 12 team and the AP placed him on the All-Big 12 second team.

McCoy led all of Oklahoma’s interior defensive linemen with 30 tackles and was second on the team in sacks with 6.5. He was third on the team in tackles for loss with 11 and grabbed his first career interception in the BCS Championship Game against Florida.

In 2009 McCoy will anchor Oklahoma’s defensive line and captain a defensive unit that returns 9 starters from last season’s Big 12 Championship defense.

#12 - Ndamukong Suh

#11 - Roddrick Muckelroy

#10 - Dez Bryant