Hot Links: Five Sooners earn AP All-America honors

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CeeDee Lamb, Creed Humphrey, Jalen Hurts, Kenneth Murray and Neville Gallimore each made one of the three teams.

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!

OU Links

  • 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.

  • 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.

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