Skip to comments.Steve Davis killed in crash
Posted on 03/18/2013 1:09:40 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Steve Davis, Oklahoma's starting quarterback when it won back-to-back national championships in the 1970s, was one of two people killed when a small aircraft smashed into three homes 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. Davis' parents, Jim and Patsy Davis of Sallisaw, Okla., confirmed his death Monday.
"We lost a great Sooner," Tinker Owens, a receiver who played with Davis, said in a text to The Oklahoman. "Sad news."
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I remember him tho not well. I do recall how good Oklahoma was during those days.
I actually would have thought he was older than 60.
Prayers for any surviving loved ones that the Holy Ghost may comfort them and give them hope in Christ.
May God welcome Mr. Davis into eternal paradise.
May he rest in peace.
Plus, he was an unapologetic christian.
I'm sure he really is resting in peace.
Doggone those small airplanes. What a loss of a great guy and christian.
He was Tebow, even before Tebow.
Without the controversy, of course. Another sign of the times.
Davis was a unique man, that constantly demonstrated humility and exceptional skill. OU’s wishbone offense, at that time was totally quarterback executed. Davis was a magician. His career record was 32-1-1 with two AP national championships. Unfortunately, he played on the team that Sports Illustrated called, “The Greatest Team No One Will Ever See!” His teams were prohibited from appearing on television and going to bowls, until the Ornge Bowl following the 1976 season. He was the OB MVP.
Davis was surrounded with many stars, but kept his bearing on who he was, and what was important.
A story around here, was that in summer two a days before the 1974 season, Davis was 7th on the depth chart. One of the players ahead of him was on crutches re-habbing from an ACL injury. He never gave up or quit.
Having seen him play several times, I will never forget the 53 yard quarterback sneak for a TD, UNTOUCHED! I was sitting in the end zone and saw him running for what seemed like an eternity. This was on Thanksgiving Day, 1974 against Nebraska. It was thought to be the second game of the century between the teams.
His unexpected sneak, in the final game of the year, assured an undefeated season. He was always spectacular with results, and a diligent plodder on the field. He always shone the spotlight on others.
We need more people like him.
I pray for his family, and those that are grieving.