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Former OU Coach Bob Stoops Named To College Football Hall Of Fame

Bob Stoops hoists the Sugar Bowl trophy after Oklahoma beat Auburn 35-17 in 2017.

Former Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops is among the inductees to the 2021 College Football Hall of Fame class announced on Monday.

From 1999 to 2016, Stoops led the Sooners to 190 wins, the most of any coach in the program’s history.

Under his helm, OU won 10 Big 12 titles and a National Championship, while appearing in three other National Championship games and one College Football playoff game. Stoops’ teams averaged 10 and a half wins per season and never had a losing season.

"I am so honored to join the College Football Hall of Fame and feel a great sense of humility," Stoops said in a statement.

Stoops becomes the sixth OU football coach to be inducted into the hall. 22 former Sooner players have also been inducted.

Other inductees in this year’s class include USC Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer, Eastern Illinois star Tony Romo and Kansas State running back Darren Sproles.

Ryan LaCroix is the Director of Content and Audience Development for KOSU.
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