Reports of Lee Roy Selmon's Death are False

By Jake Keyes

A Tampa, Florida television station may have jumped the gun Friday when they reported that Hall of Famer and former Sooner All-American Lee Roy Selmon had died of a stroke.

Tampa television and radio reports have said Selmon has passed away. However, a spokesman for the University of Oklahoma has reported that the Oklahoma great has NOT died.

Family members in Norman, Oklahoma have confirmed that Selmon had a stroke, but did not give any details in regards to his overall condition.

Selmon is a football giant in Oklahoma and considered by many to be the greatest player in Sooner history. The defensive end has also reached legendary status in Tampa. He was the Bucs first ever draft pick in 1976 when he went on to win Rookie of the Year honors.

More recently the Pro Bowler and former MVP took over as Athletics Director at the University of South Florida.



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