Originally Published: May 19, 2011 5:11 PM CDT
Oklahoma Sports Staff
OKLAHOMA CITY-- The death of OU Linebacker Austin Box is getting reaction from friends, teammates and fans across social media outlets.
Below are some of the reaction from friends,teammates and fans across the nation.
Funeral arrangements for Austin will take place Friday May 27 at 11 a.m. at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Enid. The church is located at 2505 W. Garriot Road.
Brennan Clay: Austin Box #12 my main man ..you and your Italian mustache will be missed dearly bro ..won’t be the same without you ..God needed you more.
Blake Bell: Austin Box the sooner family will miss you brother! You are in a better place #RIP.
Jeff Capel: Thoughts and prayers with the Box family, and the Sooner nation. So sad! Spoke to coach Stoops a couple hours ago. Great kid and competitor.
Danielle Robinson: Wow. Totally in shock. RIP Austin. Praying for the Box family and all of the Sooner football staff and players.
Caleb Bushyhead: Thoughts and prayers for the family and friends of Austin Box.
Brandon Weeden: Sad to hear the news about Austin Box. Great guy & will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Justin Blackmon: My thoughts and prayers go out to da family and teammates of Austin Box.
Sherrod Harris: Prayers go out to the Sooners and the family of Austin Box as they mourn his sudden death. Death is such a difficult thing to overcome.
Angela Morris Semler: Very sad, but then it’s always sad when someone so young dies...thoughts and prayers for family and friends...maybe others who looked up at him will now turn away from drugs, if that was the cause.
Greg Beatty: Everyones loses something when someone so young with so much potential dies no matter the circumstances, my heart goes out to his poor parents. I hope to never know their pain.
Gwen Sneed: What a tragic day for his family and friends. May God be with them.
Tina McKenzie-Gnade: People turn to drugs for various reasons. No one knows what was going on with him. Just because someone is famous doesn't mean their lives r perfect. Prayers to his family.
Zachary Snelling: My thought and prayers go out to Ausin Box's family in this tragic time. I am very sorry for your loss. God bless.
Matt Hixon: Wow, 22 is way too young. Prayers for his family. The sooner nation will miss him !!!!!
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