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Davis beat odds to lead OU

Steve Davis, who was killed in plane crash in Indiana, almost didn't get scholarship

Updated: March 18, 2013, 5:07 PM ET
By Jake Trotter | SoonerNation

Editor's note: SoonerNation's Jake Trotter interviewed Steve Davis for his book "I Love Oklahoma/I Hate Texas." Parts of this story were repurposed from interviews from the book.

NORMAN, Okla. -- Steve Davis didn't look the part of a winning quarterback the first time he took the field in the Red River Rivalry game in 1972. As a jittery reserve redshirt freshman warming up before Oklahoma's annual clash with Texas, Davis overthrew a receiver so badly the pass knocked the hat off a woman ...

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