Winner of the Wuerffel Trophy, Selmon Spirit Award and Don Key Award ... Capital One Academic All-American of the Year ... an NFF Scholar-Athlete and finalist for the Campbell Trophy ... finalist for the Rimington Trophy ... finalist for the Senior CLASS Award ... CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree ... First-Team All-American by the AFCA, CBS Sports and Walter Camp ... Second-Team All-American by AP and Athlon Sports ... Third-Team All-American by Phil Steele ... honorable mention All-American by Sports Illustrated ... All-Big 12 First-Team by coaches, AP, Athlon Sports, ESPN.com, Phil Steele, San Antonio Express-News and Sporting News ... honorable mention votes for Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year ... Started all 13 games at center ... Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
Played in 12 games, starting all 12 at center ... Wuerffel Trophy finalist ... named All-Big 12 First Team by AP and coaches ... also named Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year Honorable Mention by coaches ... named Capital One Academic All-America First Team, Capital One Academic All-District VII Team and Academic All-Big 12 First Team ... was injured and did not play against Baylor ... also saw spot duty at left guard.
All-Big 12 first team by AP and coaches ... second team Academic All-American ... Academic All-District ... Academic All-Big 12 first team ... started all 13 games this season ... started first three games at left guard before sliding over to center for seven games in place of an injured Ben Habern ... returned to left guard for the final three games of the season ... had 88 knockdowns on 860 snaps ... led all interior lineman in blocking grades.
Started at left guard in the final 12 games of the season while playing in all 14 ... first team Freshman All-American by Rivals ... second team Freshman All-American by Phil Steele and CollegeFootballNews.com ... honorable mention All-Big 12 by AP ... had 72 knockdowns on 679 snaps ... had a season-high 11 knockdowns at Oklahoma State ... Academic All-Big 12 first team with a 4.0 GPA.
First team Tulsa World All-State ... PrepStar All-Midlands Region team ... accounted for 29 receptions for 542 yards and nine touchdowns in 2008 ... also recorded 68 tackles and two interceptions, including six sacks and one defensive touchdown ... The Oklahoman first team All-State ... The Oklahoman Little All-City Defensive Player of the Year ... Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State ... District 4A-1 Defensive Player of the Year ... 2009 The Oklahoman/Jim Thorpe Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... also played basketball ... four-year starter on three-time state champion. No. 14 tight end (Scout.com)...No. 14 player in Oklahoma (Rivals.com)...No. 15 tight end (Rivals.com)...No. 18 tight end (ESPN.com)...No. 37 player in the Midlands (SuperPrep).
Son of Jim and Becky Ikard ... has spent time working on a tree farm ... carries a 4.0 GPA in zoology ... participated in and served as a poster model for the 2010 OU Student Life White Ribbon Campaign against sexual assault ... has added 30 pounds since arriving at OU and making the transition to offensive line.
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