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OU Football | Former Sooners Linebacker, Rod Shoate, Elected To College Football Hall Of Fame

Oklahoma linebacker (1972-74), Rod Shoate
Oklahoma linebacker (1972-74), Rod Shoate

Former Oklahoma linebacker, the late Rod Shoate, was announced Tuesday afternoon as a member of the College Football Hall of Fame's 2013 class.

Shoate played for OU from 1972 through 1974 and was a three time All-American.

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Rod Shoate, LB - 1972, 1973, 1974 In 1974, Rod Shoate became only the second Sooner three-time All-American. He also earned the honor in 1972 and '73. With the speed of a running back (4.5 in the 40) and extraordinary strength, the linebacker was a dominant force. His 420 career tackles placed him third on the all-time list.

It was clear early on in his career that Shoate was special, as he recorded 22 tackles during his sophomore year against Iowa State. The Associated Press designated him the National Lineman of the Week.

He was taken in the second round by the New England Patriots in 1975.

Congratulations on the well deserved honor!