It’s not an absolute, but you can usually get a good feel of who Oklahoma’s team captains will be based on who is invited to Dallas for Big 12 media days.
This year? It’s a perfect 4-for-4. Quarterback Baker Mayfield, running back Samaje Perine, linebacker Jordan Evans and safety Ahmad Thomas were named as the captains for OU’s 2016 season by head coach Bob Stoops on Monday evening.
"These four guys have been excellent leaders for us on and off the field and represent our program in an extremely positive manner with the example they set every day," Stoops said. "They also have a great pulse of the team and will govern everyone in a positive way."
The Sooners are ranked No. 3 in both the preseason coaches poll and the preseason AP poll and begin the year against Houston next weekend at NRG Stadium.