Steve Davis

Year In Review
9:03 am
Tue December 31, 2013

VIDEO: Oklahoma Sports, Entertainment Suffered Losses In 2013

Oklahoma A&M basketball center Bob Kurland
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The football coach who installed the wishbone at the University of Oklahoma, a former OU quarterback, an Oklahoma State basketball legend and one of America's first great ballerinas were among those with ties to Oklahoma who died during 2013.

Chuck Fairbanks installed the wishbone in 1970 and the offense helped OU to national titles in 1974 and 1975 after Fairbanks left for the NFL. Fairbanks died in April at age 79.

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OU Football
4:47 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

For Steve Davis, Faith Was Bigger Than Football

Steve Davis preaches to a national television audience during a Billy Graham crusade in Lubbock, Tex. on Sept. 4, 1975.
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Friends, fellow players, and coaches remembered former University of Oklahoma standout quarterback Steve Davis as much for his prowess from the pulpit as on the gridiron.

Davis, an ordained Baptist preacher and the Sooners' starting quarterback when it won back-to-back national championships in 1974 and 1975, was one of two people killed when a small aircraft smashed into three homes in northern Indiana, officials said Monday.

Pastor Deron Spoo at First Baptist Church in Tulsa said Davis had "very deep faith" and was committed to the church.

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8:53 am
Mon March 18, 2013

OU Football Legend Steve Davis Dies in Plane Crash

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Federal officials are investigating an airplane crash in Indiana that has taken the life of one of the University of Oklahoma's former football stars.
8:35 a.m. Steve Davis, University of Oklahoma football legend, was killed in the South Bend, Ind. plane crash Sunday night, the Saint Joseph County, Ind. coroner's office has confirmed. The other man killed has been identified as Wesley Bryan Caves, 58.