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Former OU QB Steve Davis Dies In Plane crash
March 18, 2013
Wendell Barnhouse is a nationally-known and respected columnist who has spent over 20 years covering collegiate athletics. He has reported from 25 Final Fours and more than three dozen bowl games and has written about the Big 12 and its schools since the conference's beginning. Barnhouse will be updating the Big 12 Insider on happenings and behind-the-scenes information about the conference.

Oklahoma is mourning the death of former quarterback Steve Davis, who died Sunday in a private plane crash in South Bend, Ind. Davis was one of just three quarterbacks to win back-to-back national titles in last 40 years. While Davis was running the Wishbone for coach Barry Switzer and OU, he was 32-1-1 as a starter and the Sooners won 28 straight games at one point.

Davis, a native of Sallisaw who lived in Tulsa, was known for his strong Christian faith. Switzer choked back tears when he talked to the Tulsa World Sunday night.

"Steve was one of those kids that no one wanted," Switzer said. "He was one of the last guys that got recruited. He was last team (as a freshman at OU) and ended up winning two national championships and was a three-year starter. He believed in himself when no one else did."



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