Happy Monday, friends and fans!
Five Oklahoma Sooners were named 2019 AP All-Americans, with junior WR CeeDee Lamb making the First Team and officially becoming the 82nd player in OU history to earn at least consensus All-American status.
After being named to the first teams for the AP, the FWAA (which is officially announced on the 19th, but OU spilled the beans) and the WCFF, Lamb is now in rare air with a chance to earn unanimous All-American status. He’ll need to be named an AFCA and Sporting News First Team All-American, and if that happens, he’ll become just the 36th Oklahoma player ever to carry such a title.
Redshirt sophomore C Creed Humphrey was named to the AP’s Second Team, while senior QB Jalen Hurts, senior DT Neville Gallimore and junior LB Kenneth Murray were named to the AP’s Third Team.
Now onto this Week’s Monday edition of Hot Links! A new commit can give Oklahoma’s D-line a significant boost, AD continues to solidify his resume as an all-time NFL great, the Warriors are stupendously awful and more!
- Joshua Ellison — the No. 2 JUCO DT in the class of 2020 — has verbally committed to Oklahoma. This is particularly huge because the Sooners are already expected to sign the No. 1 JUCO DT in Perrion Winfrey. Welcome aboard, Josh!
- The unofficial OU Heisman Bowl was played on Sunday, as Baker Mayfield and his Cleveland Browns faced off against Kyler Murray and his Arizona Cardinals. K1 got the 38-24 win and the bragging rights this time, but at the end of the day, they remain friends and legends through their shared Sooner past. Boomer!
- Jalen Hurts won Kirk Herbstreit’s ‘Herbie Award’ for Best Performance of the Year, specifically on the night of the largest comeback in OU Football history. After falling behind 28-3 in the second quarter, Hurts fueled a rally for the ages.
Oklahoma was down 28-3 at Baylor.— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) December 15, 2019
That's when Jalen Hurts took over pic.twitter.com/smZ5mkfvax
- Allen Kenney handed out his own team awards for this 2019 Oklahoma bunch over at Athlon Sports. Who earned his offensive and defensive MVPs? Which game saw the Sooners at their best? Check it out!
- It’s no surprise, but Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been paying close attention to Lincoln Riley this season. Reportedly, he’s also keeping a close eye on Baylor’s Matt Rhule after the remarkable job he’s done in Waco.
- Joe Mixon was star struck after the New England Patriots’ win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday because he wanted to ask Tom Brady for his game jersey. The G.O.A.T. responded on Twitter, and now Joe will be getting a nice little Christmas gift this season.
Great game Joe, I’ll send a jersey your way! https://t.co/U2Et9XYgzK— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) December 16, 2019
- On Sunday, Adrian Peterson climbed up to fifth in the NFL’s all-time career rushing yards chart, surpassing Hall of Famer Curtis Martin. He also tied Walter Payton at fourth in career rushing touchdowns. There’s no telling where AD will end up when he finally hangs up the pads, but it doesn’t appear like that’s going to be happening anytime soon.
Around the Sports World
- There was a lot of confusion during the first half of the Dallas Cowboys game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday because of a common sense blunder made by head official Walt Anderson. Fortunately, it didn’t taint the game as the league stepped in and the matter was handled correctly.
- The Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic rolled his ankle against the Miami Heat and is expected to miss the next two weeks of action.
- The Sacramento Kings turned the ball over an NBA season-high 29 times, yet still managed to blow out the Golden State Warriors, 100-79. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
- The Houston Texans have not ruled out a return from star DE J.J. Watt, who’s coming off of a torn pectoral muscle. Currently sitting atop the AFC South Division, Houston could benefit greatly in the playoffs should the five-time Pro-Bowler return.
- Three-time World Series Champion and four-time All-Star pitcher Madison Bumgarner is moving on from his 10-year run with the San Francisco Giants and will be stepping on the mound for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Madison Bumgarner will get $85 million over five years from the Diamondbacks, a source confirms to ESPN. Arizona was Bumgarner’s top choice, and when the Diamondbacks went to five years, a deal got done. @Ken_Rosenthal had the financials.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 15, 2019
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