2008 (Sophomore): Heisman Trophy winner ... Davey O'Brien Award winner ... Sammy Baugh Trophy winner ... Chic Harley Award winner ... AP and Sporting News First Team All-American ... Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year by the coaches ... All-Big 12 first team by the coaches and the AP ... All-Big 12 Academic first team and ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American second team ... first OU QB to win two Big 12 titles ... led the nation in TD passes (50) and passing efficiency (180.84) ... set OU record for passing yards in a game with 468 yards versus Kansas ... set OU records for TDs in a season and a career (86) ... also set school records for passing yards in one season (4,720), total offense in one season (4,767) and 300-yard passing games in one season (12) ... set NCAA record for TD passes during the freshman/sophomore seasons with 86 ... threw five TDs in four different games ... no. 2 in OU career passing yards (7,841) and in career 300-yards passing games (nine).
2007 (Freshman): Honors included freshman All-American from The Sporting News, Rivals and CollegeFootballNews.com, CollegeFootballNews.com's Big 12 Player of the Year, Sports Illustrated All-America honorable mention, The Sporting News Freshman of the Year, The Sporting News All-Big 12 Freshman, Academic All-Big 12 and honorable mention All-Big 12 by coaches and AP ... finalist for the Manning Award as the nation's top quarterback ... set NCAA freshman record for touchdown passes in a season with 36 ... led the nation with passing efficiency rating of 176.53 ahead of second-place Tim Tebow, the Heisman winner ... completed 22 straight passes (last 18 versus North Texas and first four against Miami), setting an OU record and falling just two shy of the NCAA mark ... had another string of 21 ... tied a school record with five TD passes in wins over Miami and Texas A&M ... threw multiple touchdown passes in 11 of 14 games ... had the No. 6 season at OU for completions, No. 5 in total offense, No. 2 for completion percentage, No. 1 for passing efficiency.
2006 (Redshirt): Redshirted.
Personal: Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State... All-State second team by The Oklahoman... Threw for 2,422 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior... Earned all-city honors as a junior... Also a standout basketball player... Averaging 18.4 points and 10.5 rebounds for the Panthers... Also plays for the PC North golf team... Clocked at 4.64 seconds in the 40-yard dash... Coached by Bob Wilson... Born Nov. 8, 1987... Parents: Kent and Martha Bradford.
Sam Bradford Audibles
"He's a great athlete and he's really trying to constantly soak things up and understand what's going on and where he needs to go with the football. You really see him improving each day fundamentally and really understanding the offense and what we're trying to do." — Quarterbacks coach, Josh Heupel
Bradford is a confident passer who displays a quick release and seems to trust his throwing motion. He does a nice job manipulating defenses with his eyes, using the pump fake as a weapon to target overly aggressive defensive backs. But he played in a 'check with me' offense at Oklahoma, where all the audibles come from the sideline. He will need to learn to make his own pre-snap adjustments at the next level. Is a very accurate quarterback who exhibits the anticipation find open receivers on all levels of the field. Possesses a full array of passes in his arsenal and throws a very catchable football. Takes the majority of his snaps from the gun and looks confident quickly scanning the field and going through his reads. But he doesn't showcase the same type of effectiveness when asked to go through his progressions from under center and lacks ideal footwork in his drop. Gets a bit high and narrow with his base when he sets in the pocket. He doesn't generate much power from his legs. He does, however, showcase good body control and create a lot of torque from his waist up when throwing the ball on the move. Processes information quickly and consistently makes good decisions when asked to bootleg or roll outside. Possesses average NFL arm strength and lacks the ability to fit passes into tight areas when he's late with a read. Needs to do a better job being patient with the ball in the red zone and throwing it away when nothing is there. Bradford is the kind of leader teams really seem to rally around. But he can get rattled when hit often, and he could stand to add a bit more muscle to his frame. Needs to answer the durability questions and prove he can handle to rigors of a 16-game NFL season. A smart, decisive quarterback, Bradford is accurate with the football. He is rarely given credit for his above-average athleticism. He can certainly make all the throws at the next level. Has the makings of an intriguing West Coast quarterback if he can improve his footwork.