Former Oklahoma All-American running back Clendon Thomas will be named to the College Football Hall of Fame next week, Archie Manning, chairman of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, revealed Saturday night during his keynote address at the “Sooner Spectacular.”
Thomas was a key cog in OU’s back-to-back national championships in 1955 and 1956. He led the nation in scoring in 1956 and was a consensus All-American in 1957. Thomas was also a prolific defensive back.
He played 11 seasons in the NFL, four with the St. Louis Rams and seven with the Pittsburgh Steelers.