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Sooners honoring late LB Austin Box

Updated: August 31, 2011, 1:15 PM ET
Associated Press

NORMAN, Okla. -- When Landry Jones arrived at Oklahoma, he took the No. 12 jersey simply because it was the one he'd always worn.

Now, it takes on a whole new meaning.

The top-ranked Sooners plan to honor the late linebacker Austin Box this season by allowing a defensive player to wear his No. 12 jersey for each game. Jones wears the same number on offense and says he asked Box's parents for permission to keep it.

"Talking with the Boxes, they gave me the blessing of ...

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