March 21, 2013
Sadly, there's heartbreaking news on this Monday morning — especially for the Sooner nation.
A family member of former Oklahoma quarterback Steve Davis (pictured left) confirmed to the Tulsa World that the ex signal caller was one of two people killed in a plane crash in Indiana on Sunday afternoon. The other victim was identified as Wesley Caves. Two other passengers and a third woman were also injured and taken to the hospital. One passenger was listed in critical condition, the other in fair condition.
Davis, just 60 years old at the time of his death, played for OU from 1972-76 and won 32 games as a starter — the most for a Sooners QB before being surpassed by Landry Jones — along with two national titles as part of an incredible career. Davis' former coach Barry Switzer tweeted his condolences this morning:
I'm saddened by the loss of Steve Davis. Great role model for young people on & off the field. He was my 1st QB & had an outstanding career.
- Barry Switzer (@Barry_Switzer) March 18, 2013
Echoing those sentiments, our thoughts go out to the Davis family, along with all those affected by the crash. Additionally, we're thinking of the Sooner family today. A tough loss for them as well.