ENID, Okla. - Friends and family of Austin Box continue to find ways to remember him. Saturday, more than 100 volunteers gathered at 10th and Chestnut in Enid, Okla., to help build "Champions Park," a playground in honor of Box, the former Oklahoma linebacker who passed away from a prescription medication overdose in 2011.
about 1013 days ago | Jake Trotter | Oklahoma Sooners
Oklahoma is no longer honoring Austin Box by wearing the No. 12 this season. The Sooners will never forget, though. Receiver Kenny Stills continues to wear a rubber bracelet to honor his fallen teammate, who died in May 2011.
about 1263 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | Oklahoma Sooners
Connor Choate grew up in Enid idolizing Austin Box. This week, Choate became the first recipient of the Austin Box Memorial Scholarship. "I really looked up to him, like every other kid around here did," said Choate, a senior at Enid High School who will attend the University of Oklahoma in the fall.
about 1364 days ago | Jake Trotter | Oklahoma Sooners
The loss of Brent Venables will have a tremendous impact on Oklahoma each Saturday but could have a even bigger impact on the Sooners on National Signing Day each February. Venables was one of the best recruiters on the Sooners staff, recruiting the Dallas/Fort Worth area as good as anyone in the country while also closing quality recruits from Florida, Las Vegas and Kansas in the last six years.
about 1484 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | Oklahoma Sooners
Oklahoma has named the final two players who will honor Austin Box by wearing his No. 12 jersey without a name on the back. Box, who would have been a senior, died in May. Cornerback Jamell Fleming will honor the linebacker by wearing his jersey on Saturday against Oklahoma State when Oklahoma plays for the Big 12 title and a ninth trip to the BCS since the 2000 season.
about 1532 days ago | David Ubben | Oklahoma Sooners
Oklahoma defensive end Ronnell Lewis will wear the nameless No. 12 jersey for the Sooners on Saturday against Texas Tech in Norman. A different defensive player has worn the jersey each game this season as a tribute to the Sooners' former teammate, Austin Box, who died in May.