Oklahoma Sooners to commemorate Selmon brothers with statue

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Oklahoma will commemorate all 3 of the famous Selmon brothers with a statue to be unveiled subsequent period.

On Friday night time, at a evening meal celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1971 Oklahoma-Nebraska Sport of the Century with players from each of people groups in attendance, Oklahoma announced it would be honor Lucious, Dewey and Lee Roy Selmon, defensive linemen who had been stars for the Sooners in that period.

Lucious Selmon arrived 1st, recruited by former Oklahoma assistant Larry Lacewell out of Eufala, Oklahoma.

“The best signing in the history of the College of Oklahoma,” Lacewell instructed the Tulsa World in 2012. “Since we weren’t just signing a single, we were signing all three. It is really just about like they were triplets instead of brothers.”

Lucious was a consensus All-American and National Defensive Player of the Year in 1973. Dewey and Lee Roy were 11 months aside, but in the exact same recruiting class, and have been All-People in 1974-75. Lee Roy won the Outland and Lombardi trophies, was the No. 1 total select of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1976 and became the 1st Sooners player elected to the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame.

The Sooners ended up 54-3-1 from 1971-75 with a Selmon in the lineup. In 1973, all three begun for the 10–1 Sooners.

“You ever been tackled by Lucious Selmon?” Frequented yesterday about 3 several hours with Lu. When a Selmon performed at OU we were being 54-3-1. We rushed 3 and dropped 8 another person asked Larry Lacewell, defensive coordinator, who invented that defense? He mentioned “Mrs. Selmon” ⁦@OU_Football⁩ pic.twitter.com/OD1ESpoyZo

— Barry Switzer (@Barry_Switzer) July 22, 2021

All through a pregame movie on Saturday highlighting some of Oklahoma’s most iconic figures, their mother, Jessie Selmon, was highlighted. “You will find only one Mrs. Selmon,” it said.