2015 NFL DRAFT

Gabe Ikard, C

School: Oklahoma  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 304 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
14944-5
Player News
01/18/2014 - PROSPECTS WHO HELPED THEMSELVES AT THE SHRINE GAME: 9. C Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma (6-3, 298, 5.17, #64)...As expect, Ikard struggled with power at times this week, especially when lined up across from DT Justin Ellis. But he also showed his strengths: flexibility to mirror and the quickness and smarts to quickly get into correct position and win with angles. Ikard won't be a fit for every offense, but will be a good fit in a mobile, zone-blocking system and will have a chance to further help himself at the Senior Bowl. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

01/13/2014 - 2014 SHRINE GAME: TOP-10 PROSPECTS TO WATCH: 8. C Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma (6-3, 298, 5.17, #64)...A very athletic lineman, Ikard has a quick first step and easily gets into position with the flexibility to mirror in space and take care of business at the second level. His lack of power shows up when he doesn't win with angles or leverage, but his smooth body control and overall mobility will give him a chance in the NFL. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

12/26/2013 - CBSSPORTS.COM ALL-AMERICANS: FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE AS NFL DRAFT PROSPECTS: C - Gabe Ikard, Sr., Oklahoma: Quite possibly the most athletic offensive lineman in the upcoming NFL Draft class, Ikard is a four-year starter for the Sooners, lining up at both guard and center over the years. He burst off the snap with a quick set-up to react to defenders, using body angles and natural coordination to seal run lanes and engage his target in space. Ikard lacks ideal power for the next level, which will hurt his NFL value for some teams, but his natural athleticism to get to the second level and make blocks at the sideline and downfield will appeal to zone blocking scheme teams. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

12/13/2013 - 2013 WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: C Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma, 6-3 298, Sr., Oklahoma City, OK...University of Oklahoma senior Gabe Ikard added to his accolades for the 2013 season on Thursday night when he was announced as a Walter Camp First-Team All-American. Oklahoma players have now been named to a First-Team All-America squad 154 times, including 34 times during the tenure of head coach Bob Stoops.

Already named the winner of the Wuerrfel Trophy and the Selmon Spirit Award, Ikard was named the Capital One Academic All-American of the Year, was a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete and was a consensus All-Big 12 First Team pick by both the coaches and the Associated Press. Ikard has started 51 games in his career, including all 12 this season. Thanks in part to Ikard, the Oklahoma offense ranks second in the conference and 18th nationally with 235.8 rushing yards per game. The offensive line has also allowed just 14 sacks this year, a figure that ranks 17th in the country. - Oklahoma football

12/12/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM (COACHES): OL Gabe Ikard (UNANIMOUS), Oklahoma, Sr., Oklahoma City, Okla./Bishop McGuinness...Thanks in part to Ikard, the Oklahoma offense ranks second in the conference and 18th nationally with 235.8 rushing yards per game. The offensive line has also allowed just 14 sacks this year, a figure that ranks 17th in the country. - Oklahoma football

12/12/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Gabe Ikard (Off. LoY)...A team captain at center, Ikard makes the protection calls for an Oklahoma rushing offense that ranks second in the Big 12 and 18th in the nation averaging 235.8 ypg. The senior has not permitted a sack this season and leads the team in knockdown blocks per game. - Oklahoma football

12/12/2013 - 2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM: Center Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma, 6-3, 298, Sr., Oklahoma City,...A team captain at center, Ikard makes the protection calls for an Oklahoma rushing offense that ranks second in the Big 12 and 18th in the nation averaging 235.8 ypg. The senior has not permitted a sack this season and leads the team in knockdown blocks per game.

Ikard has garnered numerous honors this season, including one of 16 winners of the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award and as the Capital One Division I Football Academic All-America of the Year. He's also a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, a Senior CLASS Award finalist, and a midseason first-team All-American by CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated and USA Today. - Oklahoma football

12/11/2013 - 2013 LEE ROY SELMON SPIRIT AWARD WINNER: Gabe Ikard, senior center for the University of Oklahoma football team, has been named the 2013 Lee Roy Selmon Spirit Award winner by the Premier Players group in Tampa, Fla. The award is given annually to the college football player who best represents the qualities of character that Selmon displayed with an emphasis on academic excellence and a commitment to community service. The honorees are selected by members of Selmon's immediate family, his wife Claybra, and sons, Lee Roy Jr. and Christopher.

"To receive this award from the Selmon family is truly humbling," Ikard said. "Particularly for a native Oklahoman like myself, to be the first individual from the University of Oklahoma to be recognized for representing everything that the Selmon family stands for is one of the most meaningful honors of my career. "Coach Stoops does a great job of instilling in us the responsibility to not only carry on the tradition of Oklahoma Football on the field, but to also follow in the footsteps of those Sooners who have made a difference of lives of others in the community. I feel blessed in so many ways for all of the opportunities that attending the University of Oklahoma has provided for me, and I thank my family and all of those at OU who have supported me along the way." - Oklahoma football

12/10/2013 - 2013 WUERFFEL TROPHY WINNER: University of Oklahoma center Gabe Ikard was honored Tuesday as the winner of the 2013 Wuerffel Trophy, given annually by the All-Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach to the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement. "This is a tremendous honor, just overwhelming," Ikard said. "When you consider all that this trophy represents from academic achievement to athletic achievement along with community service, I think this definitely ranks up there as the biggest honor I've received. "Coach (Bob) Stoops consistently preaches to us about being active in the community and being dedicated in the classroom, and to receive this honor is unbelievable. I've been fortunate to have been given an amazing platform as a student-athlete, and I'm proud to be standing here today."

Ikard is a senior co-captain who has started 51 games in his career, including every game at center for the Sooners this season. Named a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award recipient and a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, Ikard was also named a midseason All-American by USA Today, Sports Illustrated and CBSSports.com. He graduated with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average in multidisciplinary studies - biological sciences in May, a field of study that will prepare him to someday pursue a medical degree. Ikard is currently pursuing a second undergraduate degree at OU in human relations. - Oklahoma football

12/09/2013 - 2013 REMINGTON TROPHY FINALIST: Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma...A team captain at center, Ikard makes the protection calls for an Oklahoma rushing offense that ranks second in the Big 12 and 18th in the nation averaging 235.8 ypg. The senior has not permitted a sack this season and leads the team in knockdown blocks per game. Ikard has garnered numerous honors this season, including one of 16 winners of the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award and as the Capital One Division I Football Academic All-America of the Year. He's also a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, a Senior CLASS Award finalist, and a midseason first-team All-American by CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated and USA Today. - Oklahoma football

08/28/2013 - Senior C Gabe Ikard has been named to the 2013 Sports Illustrated Preseason All-America Team. Ikard is also a member of the Rimington Trophy Watch List for the annual award presented to the nation's most outstanding center among FBS teams. - The Sports Xchange

08/27/2013 - GRADING CBSSPORTS.COM'S ALL-AMERICA TEAM AS NFL PROSPECTS: C Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma (6-3, 298, Sr.)...Athletic, instinctive and versatile (19 career starts at center, 18 at left guard), Ikard is the perfect zone-blocking offensive lineman. The former tight end is light on his feet, showing the ability to block well on the move. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/12/2013 - OTHER OKLAHOMA PROSPECTS WORTH WATCHING: C Gabe Ikard (6-3, 290, 4.96)...Ikard, who has 37 starts under his belt at Oklahoma (19 at center, 18 at left guard), is an instinctive and athletic mover with good reaction quickness and raw strength. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

07/22/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): C Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma, Sr/3L, Oklahoma City, Okla.,...Ikard was also named an All-Big 12 First Team selection by AP and the coaches in 2012. An Oklahoma City, Okla. native, Ikard has played in 39 games (37 starts) on the offensive line for the Sooners.

A two-time All-Big 12 First Team selection, Ikard earned a spot on the Capital One Academic All-America First Team in 2012 and was also a Wuerffel Trophy finalist. Ikard graduated this month with a 4.0 cumulative GPA in multidisciplinary studies and is currently studying in Ireland as part of OU's Study Abroad program. - Oklahoma City football

07/16/2013 - 2013 OUTLAND TROPHY WATCH LIST: Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma, C...Wuerffel Trophy finalist in 2012 ... named All-Big 12 First Team by AP and coaches ... also named Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year Honorable Mention by coaches ... started all 12 games he played in at center ... was injured and did not play against Baylor ... also saw spot duty at left guard. - Oklahoma football

07/16/2013 - 2013 LOMBARDI AWARD WATCH LIST: C Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma...Wuerffel Trophy finalist in 2012 ... named All-Big 12 First Team by AP and coaches ... also named Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year Honorable Mention by coaches ... started all 12 games he played in at center ... was injured and did not play against Baylor ... also saw spot duty at left guard. - Oklahoma football

07/16/2013 - 2013 RIMINGTON TROPHY WATCH LIST: Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma...Wuerffel Trophy finalist in 2012 ... named All-Big 12 First Team by AP and coaches ... also named Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year Honorable Mention by coaches ... started all 12 games he played in at center ... was injured and did not play against Baylor ... also saw spot duty at left guard. - Oklahoma football

05/22/2013 - 2013 RIMINGTON TROPHY WATCH LIST: Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma...The Oklahoma City, Okla., native has played in 39 games (37 starts) on the offensive line for the Sooners. A two-time All-Big 12 First Team selection, Ikard earned a spot on the Capital One Academic All-America First Team in 2012 and was also a finalist for the Wuerffel Trophy finalist. He carries a 4.0 cumulative GPA in multidisciplinary studies. - Oklahoma football

 
Player News
01/18/2014 - PROSPECTS WHO HELPED THEMSELVES AT THE SHRINE GAME: 9. C Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma (6-3, 298, 5.17, #64)...As expect, Ikard struggled with power at times this week, especially when lined up across from DT Justin Ellis. But he also showed his strengths: flexibility to mirror and the quickness and smarts to quickly get into correct position and win with angles. Ikard won't be a fit for every offense, but will be a good fit in a mobile, zone-blocking system and will have a chance to further help himself at the Senior Bowl. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
 

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