Lee Roy Selmon

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  1. RH Goatcabin

    RH Goatcabin Notable Member VIP

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    Toast.

    http://news.yahoo.com/hall-fame-defensive-end-lee-roy-selmon-dies-232215589.html

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP)  Lee Roy Selmon, the Hall of Fame defensive end who teamed with his brothers at Oklahoma to create a dominant defensive front that helped lead the Sooners to consecutive national championships, died Sunday  two days after being hospitalized for a stroke. He was 56.

    A statement released on behalf wife Claybra said he died at a Tampa hospital surrounded by family members.

    "For all his accomplishments on and off the field, to us Lee Roy was the rock of our family. This has been a sudden and shocking event and we are devastated by this unexpected loss," the statement said.

    Selmon was hospitalized Friday, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers confirmed later that he had a stroke.

    "No Sooner player cast a longer shadow over its rich tradition than Lee Roy," former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer said in a statement. "Beyond his many and great accomplishments, I believe the true legacy of Lee Roy Selmon lies within the kind of man he was. Lee Roy possessed a combination of grace, humility, and dignity that is rare. His engaging smile and gentleness left you feeling blessed to be in his presence. Best of all, he was all genuine. One would be blessed to have a father, son, uncle, brother, or friend like Lee Roy Selmon."
     
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    Partyxanimal Well-Known Member

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    R.I.P. Lee Roy Selmon :salute:
     
  3. Vyb

    Vyb serial chiller Gold

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    Good night funnyman.
     
  4. Spazzmatazz

    Spazzmatazz Band Member Banned User

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    Gee, I hope the l'il feller's gonna be okay...






    Oh wait...
    From one Okie to another... :rip:
     
  5. nazdrowie

    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    he's not in my death pool :dontcare: