University of Oklahoma senior Gabe Ikard added to his accolades for the 2013 season on Thursday night when he was announced as a Walter Camp First-Team All-American.
Oklahoma players have now been named to a First-Team All-America squad 154 times, including 34 times during the tenure of head coach Bob Stoops.
Already named the winner of the Wuerrfel Trophy and the Selmon Spirit Award, Ikard was named the Capital One Academic All-American of the Year, was a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete and was a consensus All-Big 12 First Team pick by both the coaches and the Associated Press.
Ikard has started 51 games in his career, including all 12 this season. Thanks in part to Ikard, the Oklahoma offense ranks second in the conference and 18th nationally with 235.8 rushing yards per game. The offensive line has also allowed just 14 sacks this year, a figure that ranks 17th in the country.
During Bob Stoops’ tenure as head coach, Oklahoma has produced 34 All-Americans with 16 coming on offense, 16 on defense and two on special teams.
Ikard becomes the first Sooner to be an All-American since wide receiver Ryan Broyles in 2011, the first Sooner offensive lineman to be an All-American since tackle Trent Williams in 2009 and the first OU center to be an All-American center since Vince Carter in 2004.
/// SoonerSports PR
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