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Oklahoma's Dominique Alexander And Zack Sanchez Named As Freshman All-Americans

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For the first time since 2001 the Sooners have had two players named as Freshman All-Americans in the same season. Linebacker Dominique Alexander and corner Zack Sanchez were given the honor on Monday and became the first Freshmen All-Americans since kicker Michael Hunnicutt received the honor in 2011.

Alexander was thrust into the starting lineup after senior Corey Nelson was lost for the season during the Kansas State game. He responded to the challenge by finishing second on the team with 80 tackles, earning him the Big XII's Defensive Freshman of the Year award.

Sanchez won the starting job during the summer and performed admirably throughout the season. With one of the Big XII's best corners lined up on the other side of the field, in teammate Aaron Colvin, Sanchez was the most picked on player in Oklahoma's secondary. His fifteen passes defended were by far the most on the team and he also recorded 13 breakups, 2 interceptions and 46 tackles.

Congrats to both players and, it goes without saying that, we're looking forward to the continuation of their stellar careers at OU. Alexander and Sanchez are the ninth and tenth Sooners to have been named Freshmen All-Americans.

Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Hometown
QB Jameis Winston, Florida State 6-4 228 Bessemer, Ala.
RB • Alex Collins, Arkansas 5-11 206 Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
RB • Elijah McGuire, Louisiana 5-11 185 Houma, La.
WR • Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh 6-2 185 Clairton, Pa.
WR • Corey Davis, Western Michigan 6-2 205 Wheaton, Ill.
WR • Nate Phillips, Arizona 5-7 177 Chandler, Ariz.
TE • Hunter Henry, Arkansas 6-6 250 Little Rock, Ark.
OL Jack Conklin, Michigan State 6-6 236 Plainwell, Mich.
OL Andrew Jelks, Vanderbilt 6-6 290 Paris, Tenn.
OL Alex Kozan, Auburn 6-4 297 Castle Rock, Colo.
OL Ben Lauer, Minnesota 6-6 302 Plymouth, Minn,
OL • Alex Redmond, UCLA 6-5 305 Cerritos, Calif
Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Hometown
DL • Tarell Basham, Ohio 6-4 250 Rocky Mount, Va.
DL • Joey Bosa, Ohio State 6-6 275 Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
DL • Eddie Vanderdoes, UCLA 6-4 305 Auburn, Calif,
LB • Dominque Alexander, Oklahoma 6-2 216 Tulsa, Okla.
LB • Dakota Cox, New Mexico 6-0 235 Draper, Utah
LB • Addison Gillam, Colorado 6-3 225 Palo Cedro, Calif.
LB • Myles Jack, UCLA 6-1 225 Bellevue, Wash.
DB • Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech 5-11 193 Baltimore, Md.
DB Jacoby Glenn, UCF 6-0 176 Prichard, Ala.
DB • Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida 5-11 192 Tampa, Fla.
DB • Jalen Ramsey, Florida State 6-1 195 Smyrna, Tenn.
DB Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma 5-11 176 Keller, Texas
Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Hometown
P • Austin Rehkow, Idaho 6-3 202 Veradale, Wash.
K • Michael Geiger, Michigan State 5-8 186 Toledo, Ohio
PR • Ryan Switzer, North Carolina 5-10 175 Charleston, W. Va.
KR • Stacey Coley, Miami 6-1 180 Pompano Beach, Fla.
Gus Malzahn, Auburn
• Denotes true freshman