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Austin Box is not forgotten at Oklahoma

Posted on: August 8, 2011 12:20 pm

Posted by Tom Fornelli

The photo above is a bit sad. That helmet sitting there alone with Bob Stoops hovering over it is the helmet of Austin Box, the Oklahoma linebacker who passed away in May after ingesting a lethal mix of painkillers.

The helmet will keep its spot during practice all season long, while Austin Box's locker will also remain untouched and his chair in the defensive meeting room will stay unoccupied for the duration of the 2011 season.

Hat tip: EDSBS 

Since: Nov 8, 2006
Posted on: August 9, 2011 8:20 am

Austin Box is not forgotten at Oklahoma

Good Job FWtexan, It's good to hear that from a longhorn, most of the comments down here in So. texas from Horn fans are not so heartfelt. In other words it is good to know not all Horns fans are A**holes.

Since: Jan 11, 2010
Posted on: August 9, 2011 12:51 am

Austin Box is not forgotten at Oklahoma

Sometimes life supercedes rivalry. I am a Longhorn fan, always have been. Always will be. But times like this, rivalry is set aside. I am genuinely sorry for the loss of this young man. I feel terrible for his family, his friends, and his program. It is heartbreaking to see Stoops looking where this kid should be warming up and stretching. Kudos to the Sooners for remembering him in this way. Sincere condolences from this Longhorn fan.

Hook em.

Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: August 8, 2011 4:42 pm

Austin Box is not forgotten at Oklahoma

A great player, and a great man. He will be missed...Boomer Sooners

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