For someone who had "dropped off" his senior year he posted his best statistical year.
Voted a captain by his teammates, Okam earned one of the Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid Strength and Conditioning Awards and was named one of UT's Outstanding Defensive Linemen. He picked up first-team All-Big 12 and Academic All-Big 12 honors as a senior in 2007, starting all 13 games. He recorded a career-high 52 tackles (25 solos) with five sacks and 11 stops behind the line of scrimmage. He generated 16 pressures with five pass deflections, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble.
Consider this while he was the anchor of the line Texas was usually in the top 15 in run defense.
I recall him getting a sack against that vaunted line and probably helped stop that critical 4th down run late in the game against USC.