Westbrook leads OU contingent on AP All-American team

OU receiver Dede Westbrook runs with the ball after pulling in a pass during Bedlam Saturday at Owen Field.

NORMAN — The 2016 All-American teams started rolling out this week. One of the biggest featured an Oklahoma player on all three teams.

The Associated Press named wide receiver Dede Westbrook to its first team. Westbrook, who won the Biletnikoff Award last week, is the first OU player to be named to the AP’s first team since wide receiver Ryan Broyles in 2010.

Westbrook, who was a Heisman Trophy finalist and the Big 12 Conference’s offensive player of the year this season, caught 16 touchdown passes. His team-leading 74 receptions went for 1,465 yards.

Offensive tackle Orlando Brown was a second-team selection. Brown, a third-year sophomore, was named the Big 12’s offensive lineman of the year last week.

Quarterback Baker Mayfield, who finished third in the Heisman Trophy balloting, was the third-team quarterback.

With three players on the three teams, the Sooners’ contingent led all Big 12 teams. Texas had two selections. Running back D’Onta Foreman was a first-team running back and offensive tackle Connor Williams was a second-team selection. West Virginia center Tyler Orlosky and cornerback Rasul Douglas were both named to the second team.

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