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The Sooner family has suffered yet another tragic loss. OU legend Lee Roy Selmon has passed.

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Just absolutely terrible news this evening as the Selmon family has confirmed the NFL Hall of Famer and OU legend's passing.  Even harder to take with the positive news yesterday that his condition had seemed to improve, but sadly it appears that it was just his time.  Just a tragic loss for so many.

It is with very heavy hearts that the Selmon Family announces the passing of our beloved husband, father and brother, Lee Roy Selmon.  Lee Roy passed away today surrounded by family and friends at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

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. We deeply appreciate the prayers and support shown by family, friends, the football community and the public over the past two days.


For those wishing to honor Lee Roy’s many contributions, we ask that donations be made to Abe Brown Ministries or the University of South Florida Foundation Partnership for Athletics.

We ask now for privacy at this very sad time and will not be making any further statements until funeral arrangements are announced at a later time.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Selmon family.