Sep 3, 2011

Lee Roy Selmon

Suffered a stroke last night.  He is in serious condition but improving, says his brother, Dewey. It is very sad news for Sooner fans (and football fans) all over the country.

"Thank the Lord for Mrs Selmon."
Selmon, who won two National Titles (1974 and 1975) and is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was one of the most dominating defensive players of his generation, college and pro.  That 1974 Sooner defense was one of college football's greatest.  After being the first pick of the expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Selmon helped lead and form Tampa's defense which was one of the best in the NFL for a nice run of years.

Selmon played at OU with his two brothers, Lucious and Dewey, also defensive players.  Sooner fans will always refer to the brothers as Huey, Dewey, and Louie.

And, I am told, that Sooner players, to this day, end their pre-game prayer with, "And thank you, Lord, for Mrs Selmon."

Football fans everywhere are hoping for a speedy recovery for Selmon.  And our thoughts go out to his entire family.


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