Sunday, September 18, 2011

Austin Box

The Oklahoma Sooners will wear a helmet decal this year as a tribute to Austin Box. This offseason, Box passed away due to "mixed drug toxicity" at the age of 22. He was to be a senior this season and was in line to be the Sooners' starting middle linebacker.
In addition to the decal, members of the Oklahoma defense will reportedly honor Box by taking turns wearing his No. 12 jersey on a game-by-game basis. A decision on who will wear Box's jersey for the Sooners' season-opening game against Tulsa on Sept. third has not yet been made.

For more on the Sooners, head over to Crimson and Cream Machine. You can find more on the Box tributes Oklahoma is planning for the season in this post and in the comments section below it.

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