Former OU quarterback remembers OU great killed in plane crash

Posted on: 10:15 pm, March 18, 2013, by , updated on: 11:49pm, March 18, 2013

Federal investigators continue to look into exactly what caused a Beechcraft Premier 1 jet to crash into several homes in South Bend, Indiana Sunday afternoon.

The crash killed two people on board, 58-year-old Wes Caves and 60-year-old Steve Davis, former OU quarterback.

Davis started at Oklahoma from 1973 to 1975, Barry Switzer’s first three seasons as head coach.

Davis’ record was an amazing 32-1-1.

He led OU to back to back national championships in 1974 and 1975.

Many are remembering Davis just as much for what he did with his life after his storied football career.

He spent 18 years as a college football broadcaster and was also an ordained minister.

And he provided valuable support to the university and its student athletes.

“Definitely when you think of OU football, you think of Steve Davis,” former OU quarterback and 2003 Heisman trophy winner, Jason White, said.

White said he only met Davis a handful of times but he said being an OU football player is similar to being in a fraternity.

“Once you sign up to play football at OU, you’re part of an amazing tradition and it’s guys like Steve Davis who built the tradition,” White said.

On SoonerScoop.com, some of the threads about Davis were reaching well over 4,000 views by early Monday evening.

“There’s a lot of people that definitely had something to say or something to share about him,” Eddie Radosevich said, with SoonerScoop.com.

Stories not only about greatness on the football field but in life as well.

“He wasn’t just Steve Davis, one of the all time winningest quarterbacks in OU history, he was a guy that obviously affected a lot of lives,” Radosevich said.

“He was there to answer any questions, he always lended a hand if needed,” White said. “I think that’s what sticks out more than any accomplishments is what a great person he was.”