Steve Davis Dies in Plane Crash; Former Oklahoma QB Was 60

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Steve Davis, the quarterback of two national championship football teams at the University of Oklahoma, has died in a plane crash at the age of 60.

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Davis, 60, and Wesley Caves, 58, died yesterday when their twin-jet plane crashed into a house in South Bend, Indiana, the Associated Press reported.

The cause of the crash is unknown. Pete Moris, a spokesman for Oklahoma football, confirmed Davis’s death and said the school plans to issue a statement.

The plane was owned by Caves, who had a pilot’s license.

Two other people aboard the plane survived the crash, while a woman who was injured on the ground was in fair condition, according to news sources.

Davis went 32-1-1 as a starter from 1973-1975.

He started every game during the first three seasons of coach Barry Switzer’s tenure at Oklahoma, leading the Sooners to national titles in 1974 and 1975.

“I’m saddened by the loss of Steve Davis,” Switzer said. “Great role model for young people on & off the field. He was my 1st QB & had an outstanding career.”

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