My family moved to Sallisaw in the middle of my junior year, so I didn't play football with Steve during his senior year, but we were teammates in track, and I considered George a good friend as we graduated together. Even in the short time I had a chance to associate with Steve personally, I was so impressed with his care for others and his dedication to his God. Yes, he was an All-State sports guy, but he would also often lead prayer sessions in the back of the bus on the way to track meets. Steve was not only an athletic leader, but a spiritual leader as well. While I was in college in St. Louis, my track coach came to me to ask about this amazing quarterback at OU. He was so impressed with Steve's ability to run the wishbone offense that my coach wanted to change our football team's offense to the wish bone as well..and he did the next year! I was proud to tell him I knew Steve and told him that Steve was not just a great quarterback but was a really good and Godly man. He will certainly be missed by his family and also a very broad community of people that Steve left a mark on in Sallisaw and across the globe. What will surely be our loss will be Heaven's gain.