Jones, Broyles finding their way among OU's all-time great duos

by Berry Tramel Published: August 29, 2011
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Landry Jones and Ryan Broyles have formed quite the Dynamic Duo, combining for 28 touchdown passes, the most by any Sooner tandem ever. Can they crack this list of the top five OU duos, any position?

5. Jack Mildren & Greg Pruitt, 1970-71: These guys made history passing the ball backwards; OU's move to the wishbone the Mildren-to-Pruitt pitchout the most lethal play in Sooner history.

4. Jason White & Adrian Peterson, 2004: White won the 2003 Heisman and might have won again in '04, except for his new teammate. Peterson, a freshman tailback, made such a splash he finished second in the Heisman. White was third. USC's Matt Leinart won the trophy, with his teammate, Reggie Bush, fifth. The OU duo outpointed the USC duo 1,954-1,922.

3. Billy Sims & Greg Roberts, 1978: Sims won the Heisman Trophy, and his great blocking guard, Roberts, won the Outland Trophy as the nation's best lineman.

2. Tony Casillas & Brian Bosworth, 1984-85: OU's defense was great in '84 and even better in '85, when the Sooners won the national championship, Casillas (nose guard) won the Lombardi Award as the nation's outstanding interior lineman and Boz won the Butkus Award as the nation's best linebacker.

1. Tommy McDonald & Jerry Tubbs, 1954-56: Time has not altered the remarkable '56 season in which McDonald, a halfback, won the Maxwell Award as the nation's best player and his teammate, Tubbs, a center/linebacker, won the Walter Camp Trophy as the nation's best player. They finished 3-4 in the Heisman voting, with McDonald only 93 points behind winner Paul Hornung.

by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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