Senior safety Quinton Carter was named to the American Football Coaches Association All-America Team, which was released Monday.
Carter, a consistent player all season, has put together some monster games down the stretch that certainly helped his candidacy. He record a career-high 17 tackles in a 45-7 win over Texas Tech on Nov. 13. In the 47-41 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday, Carter collected a pair of interceptions, one leading to a Sooner touchdown.
Carter is now tied for the team lead with four interceptions and is third on the team with a career-high 85 tackles.
He is the 151st Sooner to be named an All-American all-time, and the first OU defensive back since Derrick Strait in 2003.
â€œI'm incredibly excited for Quinton,â€ OU coach Bob Stoops said. â€œHe's a special player and had another huge game last week. He's been a very steady, good tackler and coverage guy for us all year.â€
Stoops, however, was miffed that receiver Ryan Broyles wasn't also a Coaches All-American. Despite leading the nation in receptions, Broyles was passed over for Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon and South Carolina's Alshon Jeffery.
â€œI find it hard to believe on how Ryan Broyles would not be first-team All-American,â€ Stoops said. â€œHe's had an unbelievable year. He's consistently been a huge, big-play touchdown player, a big-play guy for us in every single game all year. We're at the top of the league in almost every offensive category, largely because of him.â€
In addition to leading the country in receptions this season, he is also the NCAA's active career leader with 250 receptions, 3,198 receiving yards, 34 receiving touchdowns and 884 career punt-return yards, according to OU's sports information department. His 115 receptions this season is the 11th-best season total in NCAA history.
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