Through Mike Houck
Assistant A.D. / Strategic Communications
JULY 11, 2018
NORMAN — A league-high seven Oklahoma Sooners, representing 8 spots, had been named to the 2018 Preseason All-Large 12 Soccer Crew that was once introduced Wednesday by means of the convention and selected by means of media representatives who quilt the league.
Junior operating again Rodney Anderson, junior huge receiver Marquise Brown, sophomore tight finish Grant Calcaterra, junior offensive lineman Bobby Evans, senior offensive lineman Ben Powers and senior kicker/punter Austin Seibert had been a number of the 29 avid gamers who had been named to the all-league squad by means of place. Freshman defensive again Brendan Radley-Hiles was once named Preseason Large 12 Newcomer of the 12 months.
Oklahoma’s 8 total picks had been 3 greater than the workforce with the following maximum (West Virginia). The Sooners additionally boast six offensive selections, which might be two times as many the Mountaineers, who’ve the second one maximum.
The 2018 preseason Large 12 media ballot will likely be launched Thursday.
RODNEY ANDERSON (RB • 6-1 • 220 • R-Jr.)
With 1,161 yards at the flooring closing yr, Anderson is the Large 12’s second-leading returning rusher. In his first complete season, the 2017 second-team All-Large 12 variety began OU’s ultimate seven video games and led the Sooners with 18 general touchdowns at the yr. During the last 8 contests, he racked up 1,333 yards from scrimmage (166.6 reasonable) with 16 ratings. He discovered the top zone 4 occasions on two other events — house wins over TCU and West Virginia — and concluded the season with a 201-yard speeding effort and two TDs towards Georgia within the School Soccer Playoff on the Rose Bowl.
MARQUISE BROWN (WR • Five-10 • 168 • Jr.)
Brown burst onto the scene in 2017 following 365 days of junior school. The blazing-fast wideout began 8 of his 13 video games closing yr and stuck 57 passes for a team-high 1,095 yards (8th maximum in single-season college historical past) and 7 touchdowns to earn honorable point out All-Large 12 honors. Brown set the varsity file for receiving yards in a sport when he stuck 9 passes for 265 yards (29.Four reasonable) and two ratings in a win at Oklahoma State.
GRANT CALCATERRA (TE • 6-Four • 221 • So.)
Calcaterra performed in the back of unanimous All-American tight finish Mark Andrews closing season, however nonetheless made a mark as a real freshman. The athletic tight finish performed in all 14 video games and made 10 catches for 162 yards (16.2 reasonable), 3 of them for touchdowns.
BOBBY EVANS (OL • 6-Five • 301 • R-Jr.)
A two-time honorable point out All-Large 12 variety, Evans has performed in 26 video games at proper take on the closing two seasons and has began they all.
BEN POWERS (OL • 6-Four • 313 • Sr.)
Powers earned second-team All-Large 12 honors from the AP in 2016 and from the league’s head coaches in 2017. He has performed in 25 video games at left and proper guard the closing two seasons (essentially left guard), and has made 22 begins.
AUSTIN SEIBERT (Okay/P • 6-Four • 313 • Sr.)
Seibert makes the 2018 preseason all-league workforce as each a kicker and punter. The senior, who wishes simply 90 issues to turn out to be OU’s all-time main scorer, was once a second-team All-Large 12 pick out as a kicker closing yr after making 17 of his 21 box objective makes an attempt (81.zero %) and all 81 of his PATs. Integrated was once a stretch of 12 consecutive box objective makes from Oct. 14 to Dec. 2. As a punter, he earned honorable point out all-conference acclaim closing season and second-team honors in 2015. He ranks 5th in OU occupation historical past along with his 41.eight yards in keeping with punt.
BRENDAN RADLEY-HILES (DB • Five-Nine • 186 • Fr.)
An early enrollee who went via spring observe, Radley-Hiles was once a U.S. Military All-American as a senior closing yr at IMG Academy, earned five-star standing by means of Competitors and was once its No. 17 total recruit and No. 2 cornerback. He intercepted 5 passes closing season and compelled two fumbles.