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QB Steve Davis dies

QB Steve Davis dies, Steve Davis started every game of Barry Switzer’s first three seasons as head coach at Oklahoma, piling up a 32-1-1 record with two national championships in a career that stood as the best in school history for more than three decades. Davis’ school records for consecutive starts (34) and career victories (32) were surpassed only last season by Landry Jones, who started every game the past three seasons plus most of 2009. In the process, Davis reached out to Jones, who had been criticized after an early season loss to Kansas State by writing him a letter; Davis had been booed during the only loss of his career, a 23-3 setback to Kansas in 1975. Jones would go on to break Davis’ career record for wins by beating Texas, also joining Davis, Jimmy Harris and Jamelle Holieway as the only Sooners’ quarterbacks to go 3-0 in Red River Rivalry starts. “He just really wanted to encourage me,” Jones recalled. “Just keep going, keep leading those guys and keep fighting, rega

QB Steve Davis dies, When Aircraft Smashed

QB Steve Davis dies, former Oklahoma University starting quarterback was one of two people killed when a small aircraft smashed into a house in northern Indiana, officials said Monday. St. Joseph County Coroner Randy Magdalinski identified the victims of Sunday's crash in South Bend as 60-year-old Steven Davis and 58-year-old Wesley Caves, both of Tulsa, Okla. It was the same Davis who played quarterback for the Sooners in the 1970s, according to an Oklahoma athletics official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the school had not yet announced the death. Caves owned the Beechcraft Premier I twin-jet that clipped two houses before slamming into a third home and screaming to a halt Sunday afternoon. Caves had a pilot's license, but it was not immediately clear if he was flying the plane when it crashed. Davis went 32-1-1 as the Sooners' starter from 1973 to 1975, starting every game of Barry Switzer's first three seasons as head coach. Oklahoma tied Southern Ca

QB Steve Davis dies, of Air Crash

QB Steve Davis dies, A former University of Oklahoma starting quarterback was one of two people killed when a small aircraft smashed into a house in northern Indiana, officials said Monday. St. Joseph County Coroner Randy Magdalinski identified the victims of Sunday's crash in South Bend as 60-year-old Steven Davis and 58-year-old Wesley Caves, both of Tulsa, Okla. Steve Davis, left, stands with Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer and running back Billy Sims after after the Sooners beat Michigan in the 1976 Orange Bowl to win a national title It was the same Davis who played quarterback for the Sooners in the 1970s, according to an Oklahoma athletics official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the school had not yet announced the death. Caves owned the Beechcraft Premier I twin-jet that clipped two houses before slamming into a third home and screaming to a halt Sunday afternoon. Caves had a pilot's license, but it was not immediately clear if he was flying the plane

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