Dillon Gabriel joins former Sooner legend in historical performance

What a career it has been for Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Dillon Gabriel. Just last week, Gabriel entered into the top 10 all-time in passing yards in NCAA history.

He joined two other Sooners, Baker Mayfield and Landry Jones. Depending on how his career finishes, he has an opportunity to pass Mayfield and Boise State Broncos’ quarterback Kellen Moore to move into No. 7 all-time. Also, last weekend Gabriel accounted for eight touchdowns which broke Mayfield’s single-game touchdown record.

That’s not all Gabriel did this past weekend. Gabriel’s 50 yards rushing put him over 1,000 yards for his career, making him just the second player in NCAA history to throw for more than 14,000 yards and run for 1,000 yards joining Mayfield.

Oregon DucksBo Nix has a chance to join the group this weekend if he throws for just 21 yards. They take on the Arizona State Sun Devils.

There’s no question it’s been an incredible career for Gabriel, and yet he doesn’t get the recognition he deserves. Many before the season were hoping Jackson Arnold would take over the reins, but Gabriel kept working.

He’s having a career year and a Heisman-type season. If Oklahoma didn’t slip up twice, he’d probably be right in the Heisman race. Also, he led one of the greatest drives in program history to knock off Oklahoma’s biggest rival.

He might not be better than Mayfield, Kyler Murray or Sam Bradford, but he’s very good, and Oklahoma fans should be thankful once Caleb Williams decided to enter the portal, Gabriel came to Norman.

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