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    Austin Box - OU linebacker passed away

    Oklahoma linebacker Austin Box passes away - CBSSports.com

    The Oklahoma football program was rocked today by the death of starting middle linebacker Austin Box. Box, 22, was found unresponsive at a house in El Reno, and was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in nearby Oklahoma City. He has since been pronounced dead.




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    Re: Austin Box - OU linebacker passed away

    Terrible news. I just watched their spring game a couple weeks ago and he looked good.



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    Re: Austin Box - OU linebacker passed away

    Wow... 22 is way too young for something like this to happen.



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    Re: Austin Box - OU linebacker passed away

    Wow, sad news. Thoughts and prayers for his loved ones



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    Re: Austin Box - OU linebacker passed away

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone13 View Post
    Wow, sad news. Thoughts and prayers for his loved ones
    Second that. Kind of makes you wonder if the kid had some sort of medical condition that he didn't even know about... It happens far too often.



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    Re: Austin Box - OU linebacker passed away

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonestate78 View Post
    Second that. Kind of makes you wonder if the kid had some sort of medical condition that he didn't even know about... It happens far too often.
    police report notes that Box took an unnamed "controlled dangerous substance," and that his death was likely an overdose.



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    Re: Austin Box - OU linebacker passed away

    to bad he was messing with drugs, considering the future he potential had in front of him. I have experiment with 'stuff' at that age but when your "living the dream" i dont get it. R.I.P. and condolences to his family.



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    Re: Austin Box - OU linebacker passed away

    I'm guessing that that it was pain killers from his back surgery, sad


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    Re: Austin Box - OU linebacker passed away

    Here's an update with 911 call

    OU linebacker Austin Box dies after being found unresponsive in El Reno; audio of 911 call released | Tulsa World

    This looks like an accidental overdose, much like what killed Heath Ledger



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    Re: Austin Box - OU linebacker passed away

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    I'm guessing that that it was pain killers from his back surgery, sad
    Prescription drugs are dangerous... people take them for granted but they can kill.



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    Re: Austin Box - OU linebacker passed away

    Today has been f####d up






    RIP Austin..


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    Re: Austin Box - OU linebacker passed away

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone96 View Post
    Here's an update with 911 call

    OU linebacker Austin Box dies after being found unresponsive in El Reno; audio of 911 call released | Tulsa World

    This looks like an accidental overdose, much like what killed Heath Ledger
    The comments from Hamilton (the walk-on player) were great words. Most players might look at a walk-on as a far lessor teammate. But what he said about Box constantly encouraging him and "not allowing him to be mediocre" was a pretty powerful statement about the type of kid Box was. Sounds like an impressive kid all around.



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    Re: Austin Box - OU linebacker passed away

    Heaven needed a tough Middle Linebacker


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    Re: Austin Box - OU linebacker passed away

    Wow. He was a fantastic player. I will miss not getting to see him play anymore. Thoughts and prayers to his and the OU family.



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