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August 14, 2012
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February 11, 2012
As an OU fan I always loved watching Austin play. The emotion he played with was unreal. I will never forget the day I heard about his passing. My heart sank. As a father I tried to imagine how I would feel, I couldn't bare it. My thoughts and prayers have gone out to the Box family every day since then. I wish you peace and comfort in the days and years to come.
September 02, 2011
Dear Craig and Gail, I write this the day before the season opener of the 2011 season. I lost my beautiful daughter, Steffanie,in 2002 in a car accident when she was 24. Although you will never be able to fill the large loss in your heart, the day will come when you will be able to talk about Austin with a smile on your face and not tears in your eyes. I was deeply saddend the day of Austin's death, knowing the hurt you were going through. I now take Steffanie's son to every OU game I can when he is not playing , for he too will be playing at OU someday. You stay in my thoughts.
August 10, 2011
To The Box Family : Today is Austin's Day, August 10th. I know that he is watching over you and loving you with his huge heart. I know how hard Birthdays are when you are without your Child, and your other children are without their Brother. I have nothing that can make it better, If I did, I would ask GOD please to give Austin back to you for many more years. I am here for you to talk to, cry with, anything I can do to lend support. I am thinking and praying for you today as I always am. Happy Birthday, Austin ! I know that all of Heaven is Celebrating with You, and my Son, C.J. is there with you too. Know that I love you all, and I am here for you.
- Catherine
(Matt's Mom)
July 19, 2011
I have written once before when Austin first passed away. I wanted to offer my condolences one more time to the Box family and friends and of course the Sooner Nation as well. I am a life long Sooner fan and that will never change. Austin was my favorite player of all and I really miss him and will continue to through all the future games. It will never be the same without him, but I have no doubt that he is in excellent hands and is being very well taken care of.

May the Sooners dedicate this season to Austin in assurance that he will never be forgotten and retire his #12 jersey, as I am sure no one will ever be able to fill it the way he did. There is only one #12. God bless you Box family, for bringing such a wonderful person into this world and sharing him with the Sooner Nation and many others. You should always be proud of your accomplishments and your wonderful son's accomplishments and know that none of them were in vane. Heaven is richer now because of Austin's presence and I look forward to meeting him there. Again, may God Bless you all and keep you safe.
July 16, 2011
Austin was known for his kindness, compassion and huge heart. It made him the kind of friend and teammate that everyone loved and respected.

May the Box family be comforted in knowing that Austin is at peace and will never forgotten. The Sooner Nation will always keep Austin in our hearts and memories forever.

Vicki, Tulsa Oklahoma
July 16, 2011
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
July 16, 2011
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
July 16, 2011
To the Box family: May the love of family, friends and the Sooner Nation carry you through your grief.

We will always remember Austin!
July 14, 2011
Austin was a great young man that excited us all on Saturdays. He will be sorely missed by the Sooner Nation. My condolences to his parents.
July 14, 2011
OU Football is really nice. I loved Austin because he was a super nice person and loved people. We will sorely miss him and may Heavenly Father's compassion and Spirit be with the entire Box family. Families can be together forever.
July 14, 2011
As a Sooner fan since 1971 it pains me deeply when a Sooner has any problems at all...so much more when it causes his death.

The whole Sooner Nation is saddened by Austins' death.

I'm so sorry for your and OUr loss!

david stough
July 14, 2011
I remember seeing Austin at Meet the Sooners Day as a redshirt freshman. It just makes me realize that life is so delicate. Austin is one of my heroes and I will never forget the legacy he left at Oklahoma. All the recent articles talk about his loving nature, and that is one of the most important aspects of human being. I'll miss you and your unique hair style. God bless him and his family.
July 13, 2011
only the good die young!
July 13, 2011
May God be in the hearts of all of Austin's Family.
July 13, 2011
as a sooner fan for my whole life, the best linebacker in ou history was austin box(sorry boz) the way this kid played inside linebacker is how any up and coming linebacker should play the position i watched him as a true freshmen and i fell in love with how he had a nose for the ball but also stuck his nose in their at all times. im so sorry for the family and just know that im inh california and ur kid inspired young kids all around the world. GREAT TACKLER.
July 13, 2011
Austin was an inspiration to me as a long time sooner fan(60 yr}. I will very much miss seeing him and reading about his furure progress. May God bless his family.
July 13, 2011
I am an Arkansas gal & fan, but very familiar with the name of Austin Box. What an awesome player he was. I was shocked to hear of his passing. I cannot imagine the pain of his parents, family, friends, teammates & classmates. A wonderful, talented life gone way too soon. Today there are no rivalries, today we are one. I pray that God's love, mercy & grace blanket you all with peace and comfort. God Bless you all. God Bless you Austin.
July 13, 2011
Austin was a great young man and will be missed by many. I just watched again the OU-Nebraska Dec. big 12 Championship Game and Austin's name was mentioned many times. He was a great a football player and the Sooners will miss him in many ways this year. Our hearts and prayers are with you all!
July 12, 2011
A great player and and an even better person. My heartfelt sympathies go out to you.
June 12, 2011
To the Box Family, words can't express the depth of our sympathy. From afar in DC, you have our hearts and thoughts. With Love, Cara and Marek Rich
June 08, 2011
A gentle giant gone to soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will never forget the times shared with you all as the OKC Panthers traveling and playing basketball. No matter how many times Austin was filed his expression did not change. One lasting memory is Harold waking me up during his Christmas break saying mom I saw Austin tonight. I will miss looking for him on Saturdays. Wilson Family, Midwest City, Oklahoma
June 08, 2011
God Bless Austin and his family

Gary Orum
June 08, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the Box family/friends.
June 06, 2011
To the Box family...
My deepest sympathy and prayers will always be with you guys. As a fellow alum from Enid High, I always got excited when former Plainsmen went on to play college ball, especially at OU...he was a pleasure to watch, both at Enid and at OU....he definatly will be missed...RIP #12
June 03, 2011
June 02, 2011
To Austin's Family, I am moved to write to you again. We are O.U. Football Parents. Our Son is Matt Wilson # 67, a walk on from North Carolina. Austin was a help to Matt and as Matt puts it "AUSTIN WAS ALWAYS a FRIEND TO ME." Matt is crushed with the loss of his Friend and Teammate. He knows the devastation upon a family when a Child and a Brother is gone too soon to Heaven. Matt lost his Brother (our oldest Son out of 3 boys)when Matt was 15 yrs old. C.J. was 21 yrs. Matt knows what it is to lose a Brother and his parents a Son. If We or Matt can be of Comfort to You, Please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be here for you for eternity. As I sit here and read the entries in Austin's Guestbook, I am so moved at the fact that Austin touched so many lives. And I know this is just a small portion of the lives he has touched from the moment he was born to You as your Child and to his Sisters-your Brother. I know our Son, Matt, spoke highly of Austin always, and we felt like we knew Austin through Matt and from watching Austin on the field. I wish that I could turn back the hands of time and bring him back to you. I am devastated for you. I know that Austin is in Heaven with the LORD and our Son , C.J.is there with him. I know they are having the Time of their eternal lives and doing perfect...and I know - HEAVEN IS MUCH RICHER with AUSTIN there but here we are much more poor with him gone from this earth.
We are here for you at anytime. I will attach my email if there is anytime you want to contact us.
May GOD HOLD YOU ALL SO VERY TIGHT IN HIS CARE,
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AS ONLY HE CAN,
LOVE,
Catherine Wilson
( Matt's Mom # 67 Defense-O.U. Football )
June 01, 2011
To the Box Family and Friends
May God give you strength and hope during these dark times. The light will return and you will be able to cherish the time with Austin. He was a favorite player of mine because he so reminded me of my brother who played for the Sooners in the 70's. A small town Oklahoma boy living the dream of so many young boys who play football by getting to play for the Sooners. He is was the epitome of OU Football. We, as fans don't know these young men personally, but as an OU fan they seem to become family. His courage, grit and determination was admirable. He truly will be missed, so our prayers and sympathies are with you. May God Bless you all.
June 01, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss, as Austin was a great role model for my son and for me. He will be greatly missed from our place here on earth but is now on a much bigger team with the Lord.
May 31, 2011
To The Box Family.
May god bless you and your family. We have followed Austin and the sooner for years. Me my wife and son got to watch the sooners play OSU in Norman a couple of years ago and my son thought the world of Austin. He is 12 years old and played little league football here in Richmond Texas and his dream is to play football for the Sooners one day. Thank you for having a Son that was such a great role model for my son. We will always remember Austin and you'll will always be in our prayers.
May 31, 2011
To the Box Family:
May God ease your sorrow and pain, as a coach and a father of three young girls I can't imagine what you are going thru, and the only place I know to find comfort is in the outstretched arms or our Lord God Almighty.
May 31, 2011
To Craig and Gail, our deepest and sincere sympathy go out to you and the entire Box family.

We were devastated when we got the news about Austin's death. He was a member of 2007 OU football signing class along with our son Frank Alexander (#84) and they are a close group of young men. All of them, as seniors, were looking forward to playing their final football season as Oklahoma Sooners. Although we are all feeling sad right now, we are grateful that we had the opportunity to meet and know Austin as a young man. As parents, we always want the best of everything for our children and we work hard to provide opportunities for them to excel. Take comfort in knowing that you followed the plan that God had for Austin’s life. Our prayer is that God continue to abide in your lives as He helps you to deal with the loss of your son.

Be blessed,
Frank and Juanita Alexander & Family
Fellow OU Sooner Parents
Zachary, Louisiana
May 29, 2011
May God Comfort the Box family.Austin is Home with The father and has no more pain.We Loved his spirit and will truley MISS Him
May 29, 2011
Condolences to Austin's family and friends. Austin, we sooner fans looked forward to your senior season in bringing in another championship. We all know you will be apart of the 2011-12 season in your spirit. Sooner fans greatly appreciate your devotion to being a great sooner. You will be missed.
May 28, 2011
Thoughts and prayers to the Box family. Yes I am a devoted sooner fan, but Austin seemed to be so much more than just a player. I did not get the chance to know him. I was able to enjoy his lust for life on the field. The number 12 will always now mean much more for the sooners. It brings the fact that life is to short,we must enjoy every moment we have. God bless you and your family.
May 28, 2011
Prayers for your family. May you rest in peace.
May 28, 2011
I had the privilege of having Austin as a student in a communication class I taught as a graduate student during his freshman year. He embodied what it means to be a student athlete, an inquisitive, bright young man excited to learn and with a passion for his sport. He was one of my favorite students to ever have in a class. He will be greatly missed and sooner fans across the world grieve with his family. Austin, you will be fondly remembered. I hope you enjoy cheering for your Sooners up there with others of Sooner Nation who have gone ahead of us.

My condolences to the Box family and all who had the good fortune to know such a great young man.
May 28, 2011
My thoughts and prayers to the family. May god keep you in his tender care. I am a loyal sooner fan. Austin, will be missed he was a great player.
May 28, 2011
u was a great ou football player and u will never forget to be miss and u are in a better place know u will be miss and loved my thoughts and prayers are with your family and your grandma and your grandpa <3
May 27, 2011
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful person. Thoughts and prayers for your family. May God strengthen you each and every day.
May 27, 2011
Thank you for sharing your son and his service with the community today. I know there aren't any words that can ease your pain but please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. He was a remarkable young man who touched a nation. Although I only met him a few times when he was in school - I only have positive thoughts of him. My husband has always been a Sooner fan, while I have always been a cowboy fan. However, over the past few yrs, I found myself excited to watch and cheer on Austin, thus making me a supporter of the Sooners as well. I will always remember him because when my young child was learning to talk, it happened to be during football season. One of her first words was "Box". Whenever the Sooners would come on TV, she would start yelling out "Box" and running around the living room. It's a small memory in comparision to the man that he was and everything that he stood for, but I wanted to share a moment with my daughter that will always be cherished. God Bless you.
May 27, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Box family. Although we did not know Austin, except from his plays on the football field, we feel as though we've lost a great friend. May God comfort you during this time of sorrow.
May 27, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Austin will never be forgotten!! And will always be Ashton's hero! XOXO
May 27, 2011
the words are hard to come by at a time like this loss is difficult especially when it is a child, my family and i send condolances to the box family, remember how he lived and know that he is always with you in your heart and in memory, god bless.
May 27, 2011
I don't have the words to express my sorrow for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mark
May 27, 2011
R.I.P. #12 Austin Box a TRUE Sooner. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Box family at this time. The Sooner Nation will never forget you.
May 27, 2011
To The Box Family,
Please know that our family is keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Please accept our deepest, heartfelt condolences.
May 27, 2011
Our hearts are broken for Austin's family, teammates, loved ones and friends. We followed his career at Enid with great anticipation of his becoming a Sooner and have always thought of him as an indispensable member of the Sooner defense. May he rest in peace. We will never forget him.
May 27, 2011
RIP: Austin Box..Sincerest Condolences to the Box family..Boomer Sooner forever!
May 27, 2011
Courtney,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My heart breaks for you.
May 27, 2011
Sorry for your loss. We enjoyed watching Austin play for OU. Heartbreaking.
May 27, 2011
My condolences go out to the Box family. Austin was such an amazing and energetic young man to watch on the field. Our Prayers are with you!
May 27, 2011
Austin you will be missed, but not forgotten, and Box family, your in my prayers
May 27, 2011
To the Box family,
My daughter Jen works with your daughter Whitney, and she had the pleasure of knowing Austin. Jen was so incredibly impressed at what a kind, friendly and outgoing guy Austin was, so consequently, she has been devistated at your tragic loss. Although I do not know you personally, I feel as if I do through my daughter. Jen has called me daily and has shared her profound emotions with me. She thinks the world of your family and although she will be there today, I just wanted you to know that I am with you in spirit as well. No platitudes will help at this time, but please know that thousands of people share your sorrow.
Sincerely,
May 27, 2011
Love you, Austin <3
May 27, 2011
Thanks for many wonderful memories and for the inspiration you left with many others in life--Sooner Fans, Clint and Diana Greenhaw
May 27, 2011
To the Austin Box family,
Our deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and will continue. May God be with you.

Jesse & Sharon Austin
May 27, 2011
Oklahoma has lost a great person, friend, and teammate... Austin you will be missed by us all. RIP #12
May 27, 2011
Craig and Gail,
You are in our hearts and our prayers.

Jim and Jerri Parrish
Enid
May 27, 2011
We are sad to heard this news of Austin
passing. The Box family and all loved ones are in our hearts and prayers.
May 27, 2011
May 27, 2011
IN LOVING MEMORY OF A WONDERFUL PERSON. WE WILL LOVE YOU & MISS YOU ALWAYS. YOU WILL BE MISSED AND LOVED BY SOONER FANS ALL OVER THE WORLD. RIP AUSTIN #12.
May 27, 2011
Our hearts go out to your family upon the loss of such an amazing asset to the Sooner Nation. His contribution of leadership, resilience, and determination will be a great legacy for younger players to follow. Austin's family will remain in my prayers and thoughts in the days, weeks, and months ahead.

Boomer Sooner!!
DeLinda Cole
May 27, 2011
May God bless and comfort you at this most difficult time. Our prayers are with you.
May 27, 2011
My heart and prayers are with all that lost Austin. Boomer Sooner won't be the same without him. God bless his family, friends and teammates!!!
May 27, 2011
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
May 27, 2011
you well be missed and loved bye all us sooner fans rest in peace #12
May 26, 2011
ALWAYS ENJOYED WATCHING AUSTIN PLAY FOR OKLAHOMA,HE WAS DEFINTLY AN ADDITION TO THE TEAM.IT WAS LIKE LOOSING A CLOSE FRIEND.GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY.
May 26, 2011
I was lucky enough to watch Austin play football at Enid High School and at OU.
I offer my deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
God has a great young man by his side.
May 26, 2011
Our hearts and prayers go out to the Box family during this difficult time. I just hope Austin knew, and you know what a great human being he was. If you think about the impact he had on 84K plus fans in the stands and millions of others that loved watching him play, and then conduct himself in a manner that was beyond professional off the field. Austin was like the brother we never had, or the son we never had. And so we grieve with you, because he felt like a family member to all of us.

We lift you all up in prayer, knowing you will see him again.
May 26, 2011
Our deepest sympathy and prayers to the Box Family.Austin was such a joy to watch.
May 26, 2011
May Jesus Christ wrap his arms around the Box family and comfort them in his light. I am greatly saddened by the news of Austin's passing. I enjoyed watching him fulfill his Sooner dream. He was a credit to the Sooner nation, and will always be remembered.
May 26, 2011
Our sincere sympathy and prayers are with the Box family. Much love in Christ.
May 26, 2011
Still can't believe it. Condolences to the family and all who knew and loved him.
May 26, 2011
Austin encouraged and was kind and considerate to my grandsons McLain and and Sam Clemens. You are in my prayers and my heart goes out to you.
May 26, 2011
I have always been an o/u football fan and began following Austin during his recruitment process and decided he would be the player whose career I followed throughout his playing times. He played superbly and I looked forward to his upcoming season. This is a terrible loss for his family, his friends, and his fans and he will be missed by all.
May 26, 2011
what a wonderfull kid. great football player what a pleasure it was to watch him thanks for the memorys austin. god bless you and ur family.
May 26, 2011
To the Box Family- Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this most heartbreaking time. May God guide you and give you strength.
May 26, 2011
My heartfelt prayers and sympathy go out to Austin's family, friends, and the entire Sooner Nation. Gail, while your heart is heavy from your tragic loss, I know your spirit will soar once again with each loving memory of your precious son. May he rest in eternal peace and always be remembered for his many accomplishments both on and off the field. Blessings on your family,
May 26, 2011
I'm so sorry for your family's loss. As a huge Sooners fan and an Okie with family that also played for OU I watched Austin make some awesome plays over the years. I'm sure he was as great as a person and family member as he was a Sooner player. My heart goes out to you.
He will be missed.
Sooner Chick
May 26, 2011
I HAVE BEEN A SOONER FAN FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER. I ALWAYS LOOKED FOR AUSTIN ON THE FIELD, BECAUSE I KNEW HE WAS GOING TO MAKE A PLAY. HE WAS AS TOUGH AS THEY COME. REST IN PEACE AUSTIN
May 26, 2011
To Austin's family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Austin will not be forgotten. He was a good friend and teammate to my son and he was always happy to sign an autograph.
--May friends comfort you,
--Faith uphold you,
--Loving memories heal your heart

With heartfelt sympathy-
RIP Austin
May 26, 2011
From a fan in Tallahassee, FL I really believe that Austin was ready for a break out year. My heart goes out to his family and team. We are praying for you guys. Let's dedicate this year to Austin and make him proud.
May 26, 2011
Sooner born Sooner bred and now a "Great SOONER is dead". Heart felt prayers from our family to yours. A lot of smiles appear when talking about the outstanding things he did on the Football field...great memories!!
May 26, 2011
To the entire Box family, May God bless all of you and give you strength during this tough time. Austin will always be remembered as the smart, talented, young man he was. My thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
May 26, 2011
Went this evening to pay my respects to Austin. What a touching tribute you have created. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers that the wonderful memories you have of your precious child ease your pain and sustain you. God Bless the Box family.
May 25, 2011
My family was so saddened by Austin's passing. My son is a middle linebacker and is a huge Sooner fan. Our prayers are with you, God bless!
May 25, 2011
Dear Gail and family, my heart is so sad for you all! I can not imagine the grief and loss you are all going through....such shock and tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. love to all. Judy and Al Fields
May 25, 2011
Craig and family,
May God give you peace and comfort in this tragic time. Austin must have been a wonderful young man. I know the Sooner Nation is grieving with you.
May 25, 2011
I am a big OU fan. I watched Austin every OU game. He always came through for his team as a go getter. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers. God Bless!!!
May 25, 2011
Austin.. u may be gone but u r far from forgotten...live on brotha!
May 25, 2011
CRAIG AND FAMILY,
MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU OVER THE LOSS OF YOUR BELOVED SON AUSTIN,
YOU AND GAIL AND THE GIRLS ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS,
~~ DEBORAH DORA LEE PARTON, AND DAUGHTERS EMMANUELLA DAWN, AND ESMERALDA BESSIE~~
May 25, 2011
To the Box family,

We are big OU fans, everytime a big play happened we saw who it was and yelled Austin Box.

I am so sorry to here about Austin, it breaks my heart to hear what has happened. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Box family, he will be greatly missed.

Our deepest condolences,
May 25, 2011
RIP Austin.I'll be saying a special Prayer just for you and your family.God Bless you Austin Box.
May 25, 2011
Dear Box Family,

I wish to extend my deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God Bless you.

Joe Moorhead
Assistant Football Coach
University of Connecticut
May 25, 2011
To the Family of Austin Box,
My son has always loved OU and dreamed of playing for them one day. He had a special player that he loved. It was your son Austin. He knew all about him and cheered for him every game. We even went to OU last summer and hoped to run into him. On April 5 our young son died in his sleep of a heart problem we did not know he had. He was a great football player and wonderful young Christian. We know your pain because we feel it ourselves everyday. I pray for God to give you strength until you can stand on your own again. I do believe when Austin got to Heaven, my son Peyton Chavez was waiting for him with his arms wide open and ready to play some football. Two great young men who love OU in the arms of their father. Thank you for your son and the smile he always put on my sweet boys face!
Love and prayers,
Ruth Chavez
Portales, NM
May 25, 2011
As a proud Enid High School alum and even prouder OU alum, I want you to know you are in our prayers. Please understand how much everyone loved Austin and his outlook on life. He was not only an amazing football player, but an amazing young man. He will be missed.
May 25, 2011
Dear Craig, Gail and family,

Filled with pride of an Enid native doing so well on the Enid High and OU football fields, I recall many conversations of Austin's awesome successes during and after football games. We did not know Austin personally, but after following his achievements in the newspaper, and after reading so many comments about him online, he was obviously a tremendous inspiration to many people well beyond the football field.

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family as you go through these difficult times, following the loss of your beloved Austin. From our family to yours, we will continue to lift you up in our prayers, believing God will bring you comfort as you struggle to cope with a broken heart.

Sincerely,
Cathy, Grant and Alex
Oklahoma City, OK
May 25, 2011
Sooner born, Sooner bred, and became a Sooner legend! All Oklahoma fans will miss you and you will be forever in our hearts and memories. I will be telling my sons about the days I watched the great LB at Oklahoma that played like a champion, giving all of himself for Oklahoma. GOD bless you.
May 25, 2011
As football fans, we watched Austin and cheered him on. We saw him struggle back from injuries with sheer determination.
My daughter shared her capstone class with him and tells me what a fine young man he was.

What a tremendous loss you must feel. Our hearts and praayers go out to you.
The Bradshaw family
May 25, 2011
I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to your family. I pray for the Lord to help you all during this. Austin was a great player and will be missed by all of the Sooner Nation.
May 25, 2011
Our prayers are with each of you.We have watched Austin grow from a young boy to a great young man. He will always be with you in all your wonderful memeories. He was always one of Betty(Grandma) Miller's boys too.
May 25, 2011
Craig, Gail and family we want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
We have kept up with Austin's many successes since he was in high school. We were always so proud of his accomplishments in everything he did. He will be greatly missed but remembered always. We will continue to be thinking of you guys.
Clester and Patty Harrington,
Altus
May 25, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the Box Family during this tough time. Austin was a great player for Oklahoma and this past season shows why. He played the game of football the right way, on and off the field.
May 25, 2011
Austin,
I just retired the Air Force after 20yrs and everywhere I was deployed I was lucky enough to watch you make some huge plays. God bless you my brotha and keep a spot open in heaven for me. You will be missed!!
May 24, 2011
As an Oklahoma Sooner Alumni and huge Sooner Football fan, Austin will be missed deeply. We looked forward to watching him play next year. I know he will be with our Sooner Nation in spirit. May God Bless You and your family during this most difficult time in your life.
May 24, 2011
I will miss Autins's exciting plays. My prayers are with the Box family, friends and the OU football program. God Bless.
May 24, 2011
I never met Austin, but followed his career at OU. His aunt, Cathy, is a friend of mine and my kids are huge Sooner fans. When Austin started playing at OU, Cathy kept us up on all the news and this added an extra bit of excitement to watching the games.

I am praying for your family, asking God to give you strength and comfort.

And thank you, Austin, for the memories.
May 24, 2011
Just wanted to send condolences and prayers to all of the Box family.I've been an avid Sooner fan since the early 70's and I can't remember anything so tragic in all of these years.My heart goes out to you,As a father of my own children I can not imagine what you are going through.May God give you the strength and comfort to get you through this.
May 24, 2011
I really enjoyed watching Austin play and I will really miss him.My prayers and thoughts will be with you Craig and Gail.Ginger-Bruce&Cathy's sister-in-law
May 24, 2011
I am very sorry for your lost. My heart goes out to your family. I pray for the lord to help you all during this. Austin was a great player and will be missed by all of the Sooner Nation.
May 24, 2011
Dear Gail and family, Our heart is hurting for your loss, your dad was our mail-carrier, but way above this we lost a dear brother, son and uncle at the young age of 47, he was the rock and mortar of our family, we lost BradleyD Cink to suicide a yr and 1/2 AGO, and All I can tell you is it hurt's but he has joined some avid OU fans that loved him!!! We are suffering with you in this loss:( Lovw Renee Cink Soper and family!!
May 24, 2011
I am so sad to hear of the pasing of this fine young man. I did not know ustin, but as an avid Sooner fan, I was in awe of his talent. May God keep you as you go through this terrible time. May Austin rest in peace.
May 24, 2011
Craig and Gail,
Hank and I are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
May 24, 2011
I am very sorry for your loss. Austin was a great young man. He will be missed! You are in my families thoughts and prayers
May 24, 2011
Craig and Gail, my heart goes out to you and you've been in my thoughts and prayers since I learned of Austin's death. I've followed his career at OU since I learned from my dad and his wife that Austin played there. I lost my only niece to a drunk driving accident so I've seen my brother survive the loss of his only daughter. I can only imagine your pain. May God bless your family and give you strength and faith to get through this.
May 24, 2011
I am saddened by the loss of this young man. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Box family and the entire Sooner Nation.
May 24, 2011
Our Sooner family will not be the same without #12. Craig, Gail, Courtney and Whitney, please know that we are thinking of you and praying for your family!
Mark, Sherry, Brock and Blake Bell
May 24, 2011
I am truly sorry for the loss of your son. May you find love, comfort and understanding in Scripture.
May 24, 2011
A terrible loss of such a young man. We enjoyed every saturday watching Austin play ball. He was blessed with so much talent. Our prayers are with him and his family and freinds.
May 24, 2011
My deepest sympathy to the Box family for their loss of Austin....I enjoyed watching him play OU football and believe he was a tremendous player....My prayers are with your family.
May 24, 2011
My deepest sympathy to Austin's family.
Although I didn't know him personally,
I admired him and his football skills.

Virgil D. Large, Muskogee, Oklahoma
May 24, 2011
Deepest sympothy for your loss. I enjoyed watching him play and you should be proud of his accomplishments.

Jim from alabama
May 24, 2011
One of my favorite Sooner's of all time. You are sorely missed. God bless Austin and his family.
May 24, 2011
Austin: It has been a great pleasure to watch you grow over the years as a Sooner. You have brought the light and excitement to the game when the Sooners needed it. We will miss seeing you in the middle of the game making those wonderful moments happen. The number 12 we will greatly miss.
Box Family: Words can't express the grief of loosing a child/brother so young. May the Lord embrace you with love and warmth during this time and always.
Sooner Family: Let's do it for Austin!!! The number 12 will forever be apart of Sooner Nation. Let's cheer for our boys and coaches like Austin would have wanted. Let's complete his dream.
This season is for Austin!!!!!
May 24, 2011
God bless Austin and his family. A great young man who's life was cut so short. My deepest condolences.
May 24, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Box family. When I think about this terrible tragedy at a life gone far to soon, the poem "The Dash" comes to mind. It is not the dates from the beginning to the end it is how Austin lead is life in the dash between the two dates. May God help this family heal.
May 24, 2011
You are in our prayers, we are so sorry for your loss. I was proud to say that I taught that OU player pre-school. He was such a little cutie at three years old, I'll never forget his sweet smile and shiny beautiful eyes. May God Bless you and keep you and give you peace.
May 24, 2011
Box Family - May God comfort all of you in this most difficult time. Know that Austin is in His arms now. May peace come to all of you in time.
May 24, 2011
I am so sorry to learn of Austin's death. You are in my prayers during these most difficult times.
May 24, 2011
May you be dancing to the Lord. My family will be praying for yours while your hearts weep.
May 24, 2011
Came as freshman with Austin saw him around school, had class with him as well as tutoring but the one thing ill remember is how he always would ask how my day was going, never failed he was a polite young man and awesome football player...RIP Austin Box and god bless your family
May 23, 2011
As a parent to another, Craig and Gayle-We too are devastated by this news. Austin was a Great friend, roommate and teammate to our son. Your family will be forever in our prayers.
May 23, 2011
Dear Box Family,
Mere words cannot express how deeply sorry my family and I am for the loss of Austin. I know, at this time, there is no comfort to be had, and it's so difficult to believe you will ever smile again. We wish you the strength to get through what you must, and love to help you remember him with fewer tears and more smiles someday.
May 23, 2011
We were very proud of Austin and how he impacted Enid and Oklahoma Sports. Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig and Gail and their family during this trying time. Our deepest sympathy is with you.
May 23, 2011
Craig, Gail, Courtney and Whitney You are in our prayers. I so loved watching all of you play sports and what great students. Seek peace that Austin played his dream and our's too.

JoAnn & Letha McGuire
May 23, 2011
Long may you run Austin
Although these changes
Have come
With your chrome heart shining
In the sun
Long may you run.

Deepest sympathies from a Sooner in Houston. Austin will never be forgotten.
May 23, 2011
So sorry for the pain the Box family is experiencing. Praying God will wrap his arms around you during this extremely difficult time. I can't tell you time will heal your hurt but I pray that time will provide you some ease. My heart is aching, not for the Sooner fans but for your family.
May 23, 2011
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will definitely miss seeing Austin suited up and on the field defending the great OU football team. God Bless!
May 23, 2011
Austin was the epitome of OU football. Humble, hard working, and fearless. He certainly made many a Saturday over the past few years unforgettable for me. Rest in peace Austin and may the Lord be with him and his family.
May 23, 2011
May God Bless Austin as He welcomes him Home. And may God Bless you and your family, Craig and Gail, with the Peace and Comfort only He can give.
May 23, 2011
Gail, my heart breaks for you. You were always one of my favorite patients! In l988 when you were pregnant and awaiting the arrival of Austin....who would have known what he would become. He lived his dream and obviously touched many lives while doing it. I'm sure Dr. Rumph welcomed him into heaven too!!! Prayers continue for peace and comfort for you and your family.
May 23, 2011
I was born in Enid and graduated from Shawnee High, so I followed Austin's career at OU. Special player and one of my son's favorites as well.He and Austin are the same age. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. May the peace that only God can give be with you. With Deep Sympathy
May 23, 2011
To the family of Austin no word will help at this time. But as time goes by it will get better. Just remember the great time with him and this will past with time.
May 23, 2011
Box - You were such a great person, an unbelievable athlete and the most amazing friend anyone could ask for. Most will remember you for lighting it up on the field, but those who knew you will remember you for lighting up the room every time you walked in. Your personality was larger than life, you had an unparalleled sense of humor and your laugh was contagious. You made everyone feel better about themselves and special. You had such an enormous impact on so many and you made everyone who knew you proud. I am honored to say I was your friend. Love you man.

Craig, Gail, Courtney, Whitney & Brittany - My thoughts and prayers are with you.
May 23, 2011
Austin, you will be missed by this fan. You exemplified what it is to be a Sooner. I am sure you are suited up in Heaven right now helping God's team stuff Satan's rush attack. Rest in Peace, sir. May God bless your family and help them through their mourning.
May 23, 2011
Dearest Box Family,
While the loss of a loved one is never easy, even when anticipated, it is most certainly the hardest when they are taken from us too soon. Your recent loss of your son who has left us at such a youthful age is certainly in the category of those hard losses for which there is so painful a reminder of what might have been. We offer our sincere condolence and deepest sympathy on your loss. May the outpouring of sympathy, the kind acts of friends and strangers and the comfort in knowing that your loss is felt by many, help you through this difficult time. I ask for God's blessings on you and your wonderful family. May you find the courage and strength to move forward in peace and confidence and in knowing that his was a life well lived. Yours In Peace & Prayer, Travis,Linda,Courtney, & Zac.
May 23, 2011
I am deeply saddened by the passing of Austin and send my prayers to the Box family and the OU family. You will be missed.
May 23, 2011
May you rest in peace and with the Lord, Austin. Very heartfelt condolences from Sooners in Minnesota to the Box family. Austin was such a competitor and source of strength. How he'll be missed, not only as a Sooner football player and teammmate, but as a great all-around young man.
May 23, 2011
May God bless you and keep you, may the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May the Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace.

God bless the Box family, friends, teammates and those Austin touched in his life.
May 23, 2011
Austin, my precious nephew. I know you are resting in The Lords Everlasting Arms. The Lord made you marvelous and you have left a marvelous mark on the world. Love forever, Aunt Cathy
May 23, 2011
I followed Austin Box's high school and OU football playing career. I was always proud of him. I could tell he had a huge heart and plenty of courage. He was a 6'2", 228 pound "wrecking ball" when he was playing for OU when he was healthy. At Enid High School (where my daughter graduated 3 years before Austin) he was so dominant he looked like a "man among boys". I love you, Austin. God Bless you and your family. And you also have thousands of fans in the Sooner Nation who love you and miss you and are part of your family, too. God Bless. Amen.
May 23, 2011
" We Gone Keep it Down for You Homie !" God Bless.... RIP.
May 23, 2011
Box Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. May Austin watch over you and his teammates forever. God bless,
India Vega - sister of Kenny Stills
May 23, 2011
God bless and hold you close during such a difficult time. Austin made everyone proud, we the fans will miss him on the field,obviously that cant compare to how he will be missed off of it. God bless.
May 23, 2011
Psalm 23
The LORD is my shepherd,
I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
He restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.
Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
forever.
May 23, 2011
To the Box family, friends, former Enid High coaches, the OU coaches, teammates, and Sooner Nation-

My sincerest sympathies and condolences to all of you. I was so proud to watch this Plainsman play football at Enid High. He had the most God given talent that I had ever witnessed. It made me even prouder, as a OU alum myself, to watch a fellow hometown athlete be able to be on the Sooner football team with Coach Stoops. Us "Enidites" were in awe of his capabilities with football and baseball. It was an honor and a priviledge to have seen him play. I was so humbled to be from the same town as Austin, as were many others. Again, all of you are in my prayers.

Go Big Blue & Boomer Sooner
May 23, 2011
It was such a joy to watch Austin on Owen Field at OU. When he entered the game, you just felt like good things were going to happen for OU. He played with such intellect and passion. You could tell he just loved to play the game and loved the Sooner experience.
Our deepest sympathies to the Box family. Thank you for sharing him with the OU family for a while. Austin will be missed.
He is one of a long list of great Sooner linebackers.
May the peace that only God can give keep you comforted during this time.
May 23, 2011
My heart goes out to you and my prayer is for comfort to the whole family. I along with my husband, Don, who is now deceased, have been long time Sooner fans. I will miss seeing Austin on the playing field. He was truly a remarkable player and fun to watch.
May 23, 2011
May God Bless The Box Family. My daughter met the parents of Austin when she worked game day for the FB players parents, she also went to school at OU. she said Austin parents were very friendly & proud of their son. Our prayers are with the Box family and the OU family, we enjoyed watching Austin on Saturdays, Thank you and GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
May 23, 2011
My sons and I were truly saddened to hear of the loss of Austin. Corey was his teammate at OU and once a Sooner always a Sooner. God has another plan for Austin right now and we continue to pray for strength for you his family and the entire Sooner Nation.
Lean on friends and family now,
The Wilson Family
Wendy, Travis, Corey and Ryan
May 23, 2011
sorry for your loss but just remember that god is there for comfort.
May 23, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Box family friends and teamates. He will surely be missed and I know he is in a better place. May he rest in peace.
May 23, 2011
You will truly be missed not just as an athlete but as it seems a truly remarkable young man. God bless you and your family.
May 23, 2011
Thoughts and prayers to the Box Family and Sooner Nation...He is in heaven side by side with a Sapulpa Chieftain #15....RIP #12...BOOMER SOONER and GOD BLESS
May 23, 2011
May you rest in peace, Austin. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Always a Sooner, who will be missed very much.
May 23, 2011
To the Box Family may God Bless you and keep you in his loving arms, God is always there to give you strength just rely on him, I am very sorry for your loss and I thank you for all your son did and enjoyed watching him. God Bless.
May 23, 2011
I am a High School Coach, I have enjoyed watching Austin's commitment and strength to his School and Teammates. His hard work and personality showed on the football field. He will be greatly missed and I wish the best for his family and friends during this difficult time.
May 23, 2011
Gail and Craig, the grief you must feel is unimaginable as every parent knows. Just know there is an entire community who continues to pray for peace. Just so you know, I have an Austin as well who is athletic and mentions your son at least once a month regarding his accomplishments. He will play his freshman year of football in Garber in honor of Austin and hopes to make him proud.
May 23, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Box family. I had the pleasure of meeting him at a game and he was truly an amazing person. God Bless!
May 23, 2011
While I did not know Austin personally, I felt close to him because of his athletic ability at OU. I often grieved when he was injured and could not play because I knew how much he meant to his team and team mates. I know he will be sorely missed because he brought me so much joy watching him lead on the field. God bless the Family, Friends and Team mates he is leaving behind.
May 23, 2011
Thoughts and prayers to the Box family.
I enjoyed watching Austin in every game he played.He was a warrior,true team player.He will be missed greatly.
God Bless you
May 23, 2011
May God bless you and keep you.
May 23, 2011
May God watch over the Box family during this difficult time. Thank you for giving the Sooner Nation such an outstanding young man for us to watch play football. He will be missed but know that he is in a better place. Austin was loved by so many people and you should be proud of the young man you raised. Marvin and Jana Terrell, Enid, OK
May 23, 2011
Thanks Austin for all your hard work and dedication to your teammates. You will be greatly missed
May 23, 2011
Reading the hundreds of entries in this Guest Book from around the world is a testiment to the wonderful son the Box family raised. Watching him grow through Enid High sports gave all of us Enidites such a sense of pride when he walked on to the OU field. God bless you all! Boomer Sooner!
May 23, 2011
To all of Box family,
No words can express the deep sadness we feel for your loss of Austin. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. May God comfort you all and help you during this difficult time.
Please know that we are proud to have known Austin and had the privilege of watching him play for the Sooners.
-Wort family
May 23, 2011
sorry about your loss austin was a great football player in a wonderful man he had a fun side and all ways like to have fun i always sad put austin in he will get job done
May 23, 2011
on of the best ive seen onand off the field,my ten year idolized you i wish your famly the best
May 23, 2011
sorry about your loss austin was a great football player in a wonderful man he had a fun side and all ways like to have fun i always sad put austin in he will get job done TAWNY / KATHY [GUTHRIE OKLA]
May 23, 2011
Whitney and The Box Family, I am so very sorry for the loss of Austin. My prayers are with you in this incredibly difficult time.

Psalm 5:11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
May 23, 2011
sorry about your loss austin was a great football player in a wonderful man he had a fun side and all ways like to have fun i always sad put austin in he will get job done
May 23, 2011
So sorry for the sudden and unforunate passing.Austin Touched many lives and will be sorely missed. I enjoyed watching him grow threw the years. And am honored to have called him a friend.
May 23, 2011
Keep the faith my friends. God will get you all through this!
My fondest memories of Austin was when he and his friends supported the Enid High Volleyball team in their "school spirit outfits". They were at every game supporting the girls but the first home Regional game played in Mark Price Arena was the most special. They helped rally the Varsity girls to their first state tournament. After the game they all came on the floor and hugged every one of us. That was awesome!
May 23, 2011
despite the injuries and shortfalls that came his way and for that i would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart and my family for letting us be givn the opportunity to watch his GREATNESS
May 23, 2011
graig and gayle i am cathys brother in law,i just want to say i am sorry for your loss.i enjoyed watching austin play for ou never missed a game,he was a heck of a player. we will miss him.
May 23, 2011
Dear Box Family, Its always seems that the best people we know seem to leave us so soon. It is really hard to swallow when you lose someone special and for the people that didn't know personally, we can tell he was sensational young man. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Just remember God always has the 1st pick in his Draft and he always takes the best. God Bless Your Family.
May 23, 2011
There are not words that can be said in this time of loss. No parent should ever have to go through what the Box family and friends are going through. Mrs. Box you touched my heart the day you brought over the food from you and the staff of Enid High School after my mother passed away. I hope to touch your heart with my condolence. I am so sorry for your famailies loss. I guess the good ones have to leave us early and become angels before we are ready to see them go. I know I miss my mother everyday and will until I join her. I am praying for you, your family and the many friends. You and your family MUST be a strong family to have raised such a great athlete like Austin. He will be missed greatly. I wish you peace and loving memories, they are in heaven but always with us!
May 22, 2011
RIP
May 22, 2011
Such a loss to the community of Enid, Ok and the Oklahoma Sooners. My prayers are with the Box family. May the Lord give you strength during this difficult time and the times to come. Austin was a wonderful football player and I enjoyed watching him during the Enid High School games as he lead us to a victorious season throughout his senior year. He was the light in his father's eye. I am deeply sorrowful that his life was cut so short. I want to express my deepest sympathy to his family. AC Brown (Enid, OK)
May 22, 2011
May God's Love bring you peace in knowing that Austin was loved by many. Prayers for Austin, your family, teammates, and friends.
May 22, 2011
Life is eternal, and love is immortal
& death is only a horizon
& a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
May 22, 2011
Dear Box Family, my heart goes out to you as your son was taken from you so early. First off, I just wanna say how much it meant for me to watch Austin play, exspecially as a soldier serving in Iraq and Afghanistan during Austin's career at the University of Oklahoma. I just want you to know that your son will truly be missed... again my heart goes out to you and your family.. Sincerly SGT. Jeff Hinshaw, U.S. Army
May 22, 2011
I am very big OU Sooner fan. My heart goes out to the family. May God be with you every day. God Bless!!!
May 22, 2011
May God bless you and keep you and help you to get through this difficult time. I did not know him personally (I am a huge OU fan), but Austin seemed to be such a wonderful man. My prayers are with you.
May 22, 2011
God bless the Box family in the loss of their Loved one we will miss Austin, Adn God be with the Sooners as they morn the Loss
May 22, 2011
Dear Box Family, my heart breaks as your son was taken home at such a young age. My brother was too at 19. We found ourselves asking "Why"? The answer is: "It is once appointed unto man to die, and after that the judgement....." Our lives are like a song or a poem, with a predetermined beginning and end, predestined by the maker of the universe. The Lord did not give us anything to bear that He does not give the strength to endure. My brother's passing gave me my live's verse. Now I give it to you. Psalms 55:22, "Cast your cares upon the Lord and He will sustain you. He will NEVER let the righteous fall.

I will think of Austin every Sooners game I watch from now on.
May 22, 2011
I can find no words to express the depth of sympathy. I pray that the short time the Lord gave him to you - the memories of Austin, will sustain you. He was a noble young man, a warrior on the field and a blessing to your family. Godspeed Austin, God's peace to those left behind.
May 22, 2011
I'm praying for your peace and comfort; I don't have the words for you, but please know like so many thousands and tens of thousands of fans, and friends, we are all pulling for you and support you in this time and in the future. My God, I'm sorry.
May 22, 2011
MAY THE GOOD LORD SEND THE HOLY SPIRIT TO COMFORT HE WILL!!#12 IN THE PROGRAM #1 IN OUR HEARTS!!!
May 22, 2011
Though I never met you,I feel like I have. The courage you showed to overcome the obstacles in your life is inspiration to others. to belong to a university football team that only accepts the best is a testiment to your abilities on and off the field. goodbye Austin Box, Into gods hand we commence your soul. May your family and friends hearts be less heavy knowing that you are now in the presence of your creator.
May 22, 2011
Praying for the Box family that God comforts you and that he provides you peace in knowing you will one day see him again. God Bless you! RIP Austin.
May 22, 2011
WAS SHOCKED WHEN WE HEARD ABOUT AUSTIN'S PASSING...YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS....I JUST LOST A COUSIN LAST WEEK...AND IT WILL TAKE A VERY LONG TIME TO GET OVER...MY HUSBAND IS A STRONG OU FAN AND HE LIKE AUSTIN VERY MUCH...GOD BLESS YOU...
May 22, 2011
Prayers for the entire Box Family ... Austin's OU Family ....
May you feel God's loving arms around you ! I enjoyed cheering on a wonderful Sooner DB !
May 22, 2011
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
May 22, 2011
The Box family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Austin will be missed both on and off the field.
May 22, 2011
bless you box family may you somehow find peace.when i first saw the report ther was no name when i opened it up i saw austin bos he was my favorite defensive player he will be missed as a player and as a human being. r.i.p.austin
May 22, 2011
Thank you to the Box Family for giving us Austin for the few years we had him at OU. May God comfort you in this time of need.
May 22, 2011
What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget. You will be missed by many of people but never forgotten.
BOOMER SOONER!!!
May 22, 2011
God Bless you Austin. You will be dearly missed.
May 22, 2011
#12 AUSTIN BOX FOREVER REMEMBERED BOOMER SOONER! GOD BLESS.
May 22, 2011
PRAYING FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS. RIP AUSTIN. THE TEARS ARE MANY & YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.
May 22, 2011
Bless you Box family may peace be with you always and especially during this very difficult time. I am saddened by your tragic loss and will miss the joy and enthusiasm your son/brother brought to the game, his teammates and fellow students. Boomer Sooner
Sincerely,
May 22, 2011
My prayers are with the Box family. The energy and excitement you brought will be missed. We know your in a better place. You will never be forgotten. BOOMER SOONER
May 22, 2011
May the Lord give you the grace to make it through this extremly difficult time. Praying for all of you.
May 22, 2011
Austin, may God forgive you for all your sins and welcome you into his presence for all eternity. You will be greatly missed.
May 22, 2011
May you be sitting beside Jesus now and may God give your family peace. thanks for letting us watch you these last years.
May 22, 2011
I was born and raised in Enid right along with the Box family. I didn't know them very well but it means a lot knowing we had similar routes. My dad has been following Austin's career since the very beginning. I remember him showing me some clips of Austin when he was playing at Enid High. We were so proud of him for fixing up and reaching to the top!!!! He was the living his dream!! He was an OU football player earning his degree and it was HIS dream and he did it well!!! He had so much to live for! Most of us will never understand why he had to go right now. It doesn't seem fair. Maybe we will never understand. I pray to trust the higher power that there is a reason why someone so special and so young must go home early. I lost a step-dad and a brother in 1997. My brother was 7 years old. I try my hardest to trust in the God I believe in that if someone has to go home so early, it is because they are so special, they are just too good for earth!! God bless the Box family, all of Austin's friend's, teammates, and anyone I forgot to mention. Healing is a long process that I don't think ever truly ends. I believe in my heart that Austin is home and he is ok! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!
May 22, 2011
I grew up in Enid, I was so excited to see a football player from Enid sign a letter to play for the Sooners. My condolences to the family of Austin Box and Sooner Nation.
May 22, 2011
May the Lord fill you with His peace and love during this most difficult time for your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Matt 5:4
May 21, 2011
my prayers go out to the Box family on the lost of Austin, enjoyed watching him play at Oklahoma. you will be missed!
May 21, 2011
Condolences for a former Enid resident. I am sad because he didn't have the opportunity to go on and have the successes I have had in life. May God bless him and his family.
May 21, 2011
I love my Sooners and I loved watching Austin play. One of the very best who ever wore the Crimson and Cream. One of my favorites. My heartfelt condolences to his family. He will be missed by all who knew him and those of us who only knew him by watching him play football. We won't forget and the Sooner Nation will never forget. Rest in peace Austin. BOOMER SOONER!
May 21, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Box family during this hard time. He will definitely be remembered all this season. You will remain in our prayers! Rest in Peace Austin, Boomer Sooner!
May 21, 2011
It was an absolute pleaseure to watch you play. Rest in peace and the Box family is in my prayers.
May 21, 2011
May God grant the Box family peace and grace during this very difficult time. It was a joy to watch Austin play and develop into such a fantastic Sooner and part of the OU tradition. He will be greatly missed! Boomer Sooner...
May 21, 2011
I am so sorry to hear about Austin. He has been a great player to watch over the last couple of years. The sooner nation will greatly miss him as a player and as a person. I will continue to keep the Box family in my prayers. BOOMER SOONER
May 21, 2011
May you rest in peace Austin. you will nevr be forgotten. my prayers are with the Box family and the Oklahoma Sooner coaches,and team.
May 21, 2011
Austin may you rest in peace.My prayers are with the Box family, i loved watching Austin play. Oklahoma sooners will nevr forget you. you will be our 12th man on the field this year in spirit playing with the team. they will know.
May 21, 2011
My prayers are with the box family and austin you are a great football player miss watching you on tv this season coming up
May 21, 2011
We enjoyed very much watching Austin play for OU the past couple of years. He brought enjoyment to many across the Sooner Nation and we are very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers. May he rest in peace.
May 21, 2011
Austin was a great player one of my favorites,it is sad to hear this happened
May 21, 2011
Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with the entire Box family in this most tragic time. May the Lord give you strength, help you find peace, and continue to bless you, for that is exactly what Austin truly was, a blessing to us all.
Boomer Sooner Forever
May 21, 2011
Thoughts and prayers go out to the Box family! My household LOVED Austin! We are deeply saddened the world lost such a wonderful and beautiful person. We will never forget him! God Bless Austin Box...
May 21, 2011
Our love and prayers from the Tolman family, Pryor, OK
Boomer Sooner Austin......
May 21, 2011
Austin, I can remember so many times, screaming out during a game, "go Austin, you're the man!" You still are. You will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends as well as all those in the Sooner Nation. This year is for you! I think God must have needed you there with him. He will take good care of you. God Bless and RIP.
May 21, 2011
I am deeply saddened by your loss. May your family find comfort in the many wonderful memories. God Bless.
May 21, 2011
Prayers for God's comfort and strength for your family. We are so sorry for your loss.
May 21, 2011
Austin will be truly missed.He was a star rising fast.Now he's a star in Heaven.God bless him,his family,friends,coaches,teammates and the Sooner Nation.I will keep you all in my prayers.
May 21, 2011
Craig and Gail, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. May God comfort and be with you during this time.
May 21, 2011
My prayers and thoughts are with the Box Family during this time of loss.
May 21, 2011
To the Box family....so, so sorry for your loss.....we are praying so hard for your during your time of sorrow and loss....God Bless You.....

To Austin......although you are gone from this life....you will never be forgotten.....God Bless You# 12....we will see you soon buddy....
May 21, 2011
My prayers are with the Box family, the OU Sooners coaches, staff, and players. Austin may not be on the field this Fall, but his presence will still be felt. We'll never forget one of the greatest Linebackers to play at OU, Austin Box! No more pain, he's with Jesus now!
May 21, 2011
Dear Box Family,
I am very sorry for your loss. Austin was in my prayers. He was an inspiration. I enjoyed watching him play college football games at OU. I am truly sorry for the loss.
May 21, 2011
I played softball against Courtney many years ago. It was a pleasure to root for Austin as he played for the Sooners. I am praying for your family and their deep loss. Praying that this tragedy will be turned into something great by God.
May 21, 2011
Praying that god will give family and friends strength to get threw this terrible time...We enjoyed watching Austin play and will miss seeing him on the field this year...RIP Austin, you will be missed!!
May 21, 2011
Our prayers to Austin's family and friends. Thank you for sharing Austin with us. We will all miss him. May the Lord be with you and help you find peace in this time of sorrow.
May 21, 2011
So sorry for your loss. There are no words at this time. Praying for your peace and that God will provide the strength you need to get through this time. Raised in Enid, big Sooner fan and followed Austin during his entire life of sports. He will be missed. God Bless
May 21, 2011
Sooner born and sooner bred....forever a sooner...rip in peace austin....this season won't be the same without....
May 21, 2011
To the Box family. I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you. May God comfory and carry you.
May 21, 2011
My son and I enjoyed watching you play football........you were an inspiration to your team and your fans. Rest in Peace and God Bless. Rob Branham, Oklahoma '75
May 21, 2011
I'm so sorry to learn of the death of your son, brother, friend and all-round great guy, Austin Box. His life was short, but well lived. My prayers are with you.
May 21, 2011
Dont cry because it's over....smile because it happened. RIP
May 21, 2011
"life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can." Danny Kaye (1913 - 1897). In deed, Austin left his mark. God bless the Box Family.
May 21, 2011
Hopefully some of the kind words on here can help make it to another. Great loss for the Sooner greater loss for family and friends.
May 21, 2011
We never had the pleasure of meeting Austin, but his playing on the field was something to behold.......Our Deepest Condelences and Prayers are with the Box family, friends and Sooner Nation!!
Rip Austin
May 21, 2011
My love goes to the Box family. Sending prayers that healing will come quickly and good memories will fill the empty spaces. God bless you all. Rest In Peace Austin.
May 21, 2011
My prayers go out to the Box family
May 21, 2011
So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. (Enid native, Sooner fan)
May 21, 2011
The family of Austin is in my thoughts and prayers. Austin sure made Enid proud for many many years and his memory will live on in many Enid Plainsmen and OU Sooner fans.
May 21, 2011
Such a great loss of a son, brother, and Sooner. Thoughts of love and care for the Box family and all of Austin's friends.
May 21, 2011
May healing come to the Box family at God Speed--A great young man has passed on to play linebacker on Gods team...RIP Austin....
May 21, 2011
you will be missed you had a great career
May 21, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of great sadness. Austin will be greatly missed as a great person and as a great football player.
May 21, 2011
sooner nation, will away keep you and your family in our prayers rip !
May 21, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad moment in your lives.
May 21, 2011
Austin will be missed, he was such a great talent & inspiration to all.... Prayers are with his family & close friends. Play for him this year team!
May 21, 2011
Please accept our condolences and remember that the Lord is with you always. Austin was a gift and a blessing from God. May the Lord be with you, bless you, and keep you. Amen.
May 21, 2011
Sending our deepest sympathy to the family of Austin. Thoughts, prayers, peace and love to you during this time. RIP sweet child....so heartbreaking. Stand strong in your faith.
May 21, 2011
My deepest sympathy for the entire Box family. Austin was an Enid High athlete never to be forgotten.
May 21, 2011
God needed another angel and He picked Austin. May He give you solace and comfort through this horrible time. Austin will be missed by all who knew and loved him, on and off the field. Peace,love and prayers from our hearts to yours.
May 21, 2011
Dear Gail, Craig and family,
I pray that you find strength, peace and comfort as your family and friends lift you up with prayer and good thoughts.
May 21, 2011
It hurts all when a tragedy like this strikes. I may not know you or Austin personally, but as an Oklahoman, Sooner, and human, my warmest condolences go out to you and yours.
May 21, 2011
My Prayers are with you Box family. Thank you for sharing your son with the nation. May GOD give you comfort in your time of need.
May 21, 2011
My heart goes out to The Box Family. The loss of a child is the deepest pain one will ever know. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
May 21, 2011
I am so sorry, mom and dad and sisters, I can't even imagine. Such a tragedy, Austin you will be remembered as a great sooner, great son, and great brother.
May 21, 2011
My sincere condolences to the Box Family on the loss of Austin. I enjoyed watching him play ball at OU.
May 21, 2011
I am from Oklahoma but live in Georgia now. I was saddened by the news of Austin's death. May God bless his soul and his family. To you Austin, I say BOOMER....and I know what your response will be.
God Bless.
May 21, 2011
Thoughts and prayers to your family at this difficult time.
May 21, 2011
May God be with Austin's family, friends, and team mates during this difficult time. He is at peace with God and will always be smiling down watching you and waiting for you to join him at the proper time.
May 21, 2011
My condolences to your family for your loss. Buddy Carr , Rocklin, Calif
May 21, 2011
A great loss. The Box family should be proud and always remember the good Austin brought to this world, not only as a football player but as a fine young man.
May 21, 2011
Our condolences to the OU family and also the Box family. We will be praying for comfort!
May 21, 2011
Thoughts and prayers on with Austin's family and his O.U. teammates. I was able to see Austin at the Red/White spring game and was impressed with how he took so much time to talk to fans, sign autographs and pose for pictures. He will definitely be missed. Rest in peace #12!!!!
May 21, 2011
The tremendous outpouring of thoughts and prayers from so many people that you came in contact with is an indication of the person you were Austin. May you rest in peace.
My prayers go out to all the family and friends left behind.
May 21, 2011
Prayers from Austin, Texas for the friends and family of Austin Box. May his memory inspire other young men to achieve their dreams.
May 21, 2011
you will be in our hearts forever
May 21, 2011
"BOOMER SOONER"
May 21, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Box family. We all know now he is in a better place, and in Gods hands. He will be deeply missed. So priviledged to be a Sooner Fan and get to see him play. Although I have never met him on a personal level, I still have this feeling I have lost a brother! May you Rest In Peace #12! BOOMER SOONER!!
May 21, 2011
I am so sorry that a young and promising life has been cut short. My thoughts and prayers go out to Austin's family and to his extended Sooner family.

A Longhorn Fan
May 21, 2011
Austin,

I remember playing you in FIFA at your crib. I can't handle this. You are the first person I have known personally that has passed. You will be in my thoughts every day. Love ya brother.
May 21, 2011
The last time I spoke with Austin I told him how proud we sooner fans were of him. His work ethic was proved on the field with results of his efforts.......he was a fine ambassador for all of Oklahoma. He was a fine young man. His spirit will be the 12th man on the team this season. God loved Austin Box and took him home. God Bless Austin Box. God Bless All of His Children. AMEN.
May 21, 2011
My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the Box family during this tough time. Austin always seemed like a very well mannered young man and many people thought a great deal of him. God bless your family during this difficult time.
May 21, 2011
Prayers go out to the entire Box family. Though I never met Austin personally, I watched him suceed on and off the field. He seemed a talented and immensely honorable young man. He is gone too soon. I hope the good Lord gives you comfort to get through the trying times ahead. Much love and many prayers.
May 20, 2011
Our hearts are so heavy and saddened by the lost of Austin. We loved watching him on the field. Our love and prayers are sent to the family. We will be praying for you all during this time.
There are not enough words to tell you how we feel. Love be with you and God will hold you in his hands.
May 20, 2011
Words can't express the sorrow I feel for your family. I always felt a sense of pride when I saw #12 BOX come onto the field. My heart goes out to you. May God grant you peace and be a source of comfort for you. You have a special son and brother who will be missed but not forgotten. My deepest sympathies.
May 20, 2011
Although a lifelong Sooner fan today is about a family's loss and giving them all our support and prayers. It's also about celebrating the life of a wonderful young man that made life better for anyone he touched. As the parent of a daughter about Austin's age my heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved him. God Bless.
May 20, 2011
Shocked and saddened by the news of Austin's passing. Austin is one of my favorite Sooners and I have been reading about him since he was in high school. A bright, sturdy young man with a great spirit and attitude. The kind of young man a father dreams of for a son or son in law. May God bless and strengthen the Box family and the entire OU community. This upcoming season belongs to Austin's memory as he has blessed all of us as fans. May he rest in the arms of the Father, in the Name of the Son.
May 20, 2011
As an OU Fan, I enjoyed watching Austin play. He played with a lot of heart and determination, and always gave his best. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Boomer Sooner forever, Austin.
May 20, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. My heart breaks for you. As a fan of OU Football, I will always remember Austin's fire and passion for OU and the game of football. Austin will be missed. BOOMER SOONER #12!
May 20, 2011
May you find comfort in your wonderful memories of Austin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
May 20, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss. Austin and our son Adam went to the same babysitters (Shirley King) when they were little and had followed Austin's success throughout his high school and college years. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
May 20, 2011
Austin was an amazing young man, on and off the field. Thousands of people mourn his loss, and pray for his family in this awful time. God bless you all.
May 20, 2011
Austin I thought you were a great OU player. You always played hard and stuck threw it. I thought it was so cool at the last spring game when you came and signed my jersey and said thanks for coming and have a safe drive home. You are going to be missed so much by all the Sooners. The Box family will be in my prayers. Boomer Sooner Austin
May 20, 2011
To the Box family, may God keep you and comfort you as only He can. God decided to pick one of His flowers out of the garden and bring him home. You will see him again...He now has the best seat in the house to watch our SOONERS continue our mission. Austin's body is gone, but his spirit will live on! On gameday I'm sure he'll be screaming BOOMER SOONER from the Heavens!
May 20, 2011
The joy Austin provided us is now totally his as he dwells with his Father in Heaven. Our heart breaks for the Box family; you are all in our prayers.
May 20, 2011
My prayers go out to the family he's in gods hands now.
May 20, 2011
What a remarkable young man who fought through some tough times and never gave up. Think of and remember all the good times. May God send his angels to comfort and guide this family during this difficult time.
May 20, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the Box family.... R.I.P.Austin. Valerie Roberts OU fan in Portsmouth,Va.
May 20, 2011
To the Family of Austin Box, and to the O U Sooner Football Team; Austin will be greatly missed, but thought about with wonderful memories! May God walk with each and every one of you during this most difficult time.
Prayers and thoughts are with you all. Rest in Peace, Austin!
May 20, 2011
To Austin's Family: There are absolutely no words to say what we feel in our hearts and minds for you. We love Austin and have heard many good things about him from our Son, Matt. Matt said Austin was always a friend to him. He enjoyed training and being on the Sooner Football team with Austin, this past year. Also their trip to the Fiesta Bowl with Austin, his teammate, a brother as our Son, Matt(#67-defense) says. We so desperately wish that we could change time and bring Austin back to you. We all will truly miss Austin, he is one very special young man. We know that he is Heaven. But it's not the right order of things, that our children should go before us. Our oldest Son, went to Heaven at 21 yrs, 8 yrs ago. We know this will be an extreme journey for the rest of your lives. If there is anything that we can do for you, an ear, a shoulder, anything , please contact us. We are so very very sorry, our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you.
With the Love of Christ,
Catherine, David, Matt and Christopher Wilson
May 20, 2011
Our sympathy and prayers go out to the Box family.
May 20, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 20, 2011
Our prayers and thoughts are with the Box family. We will miss seeing Austin on the OU playing field.
May 20, 2011
When you think of Oklahoma Football you think of Austin Box because he was everything Oklahoma... we will miss you Austin, but will never forget you! Thanks so much for the memories! Now you can star on the Lords Team! God bless the Box family, friends and teammates during this very difficult time.
May 20, 2011
Deepest Sympathies to your family. You are in our prayers.
Waggoner family, Enid, OK
May 20, 2011
May his soul rest in peace. And may God give comfort to the Box family during this difficult time. Love and prayers...
May 20, 2011
our thoughts and prayers are with today and forever .austin was a huge part of the sooner nation and words cannot express the sorrow we all feel today .may god bless you.
May 20, 2011
We are very sorry for the loss of this young man and pray God be with his family, friends, and teammates. We will miss you Austin; Sooner Nation will never forget you.
May 20, 2011
Sooner Nation will truly miss you Austin.

My family's thoughts and prayers go out to the Box Family.
May 20, 2011
My prayers and thoughts are with the Box family. I am so sorry for your loss, this is such a tragic thing, and I can't imagine the pain you are feeling. May God give you strength and comfort during this time. We will truly miss Austin on the OU playing field. Rest In Peace, Austin.
May 20, 2011
Sympathy and prayers to the Box family and friends, including the Oklahoma University Football team. God bless you all. We will miss seeing Austin this football season.
May 20, 2011
we are sorry for the loss of this young man. to all the box family yall are in our hearts and prayers
May 20, 2011
Austin we will truly miss you! Thanks for giving us so many great memories, RIP! Sooner Born, Sooner Bread!

My sincerest thoughts and prayers to the Box family.
May 20, 2011
sorry to hear that Austin passed away ( and not just because he played Football at OU) but because he was so young. GOD Bless The Box Family Mike in Tuttle Ok
May 20, 2011
Austin - you will be missed. But we know you will be at every game with us.

BOOMER SOONER !!!
May 20, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss. My son-in-law passed away May 14, 2011. Austin was his favorite player and I know he was there to walk Austin through Heaven's gates.
May 20, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Box family, Sooner football players, coaches, and the entire University of Oklahoma community. Austin, you will be missed but never forgotten. Rest in peace.
May 20, 2011
RIP Austin Box. Sincerest condolences to the Box family.
May 20, 2011
Our thoughts are with you at this time of great sadness. May all the beauti-ful memories help to ease your grief and bring you comfort in your time of sadness. Those who mean the most to us
are never really gone. For in our thoughts and in our hearts their memory still lives on. So may you find that passing time can somehow help to heal.Those memories will ease the loss
And sorrow that you feel.
The HERRMAN family
May 20, 2011
God bless and comfort the entire Box family during this time of sorrow.
May 20, 2011
I HAVE BEEN A SOONER FAN FOR A LONG TIME AND I AM TRULY SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF Austin box.My heart goes out to the family.He will greatly be missed.
May 20, 2011
It was such a joy to observe a young man fight through adversity and achieve his dreams; on the field, in the classroom, and as leader for his team. I wish all the best to alleviate the grief of the Box family. There are no words which could alleviate the pain caused by the loss of child, sibling, or such a close friend. All I can say is, Austin, God must have needed you to be the anchor behind his line. Rest without pain. You have lived a good life, however short, and I wish you and your family Godspeed.
May 20, 2011
Dear Courtney and the Box Family: There are no words for how sorry I am to hear of your tragic loss. Please accept my deepest and most heartfelt condolences. May love and memories comfort you at this time.
May 20, 2011
Our deepest sympathy and prayers to Austin's family. We loved watching him play, and he will definitely be missed by all. God's Plan is always the Greater Plan. God Bless and keep each of you in your time of sorry.
May 20, 2011
My heart and prayers go out to the Box family.
May 20, 2011
Godspeed Austin. You will be missed.
May 20, 2011
To family and friends of Austin-
I am so truly sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. From everything I read, Austin seemed like a truly upstanding, kind young man.
May 20, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with family, friends,football players, students of OU and everyone else which Austin touched in some way. May his memories bring comfort to all. God bless!
May 20, 2011
As a mother who dearly loves her son, I can only imagine your grief. May you find comfort in knowing the JOY that your son brought to so many during his short time here on earth. He was an amazing athlete and - far more importantly - an amazing young man.

God bless you.
May 20, 2011
Sorry for the tragic loss of your son
May 20, 2011
As a Sooner fan I will truly miss Austin's spirit and never say die attitude on the field. The way he battled back from injury and adversity is a true testament to the man he was. My prayers and deepest sympathy go out to the Box family, his teammates, coaches, friends, and the Sooner Nation. God Bless.
May 20, 2011
Sooner Nation mourns with the Box family. Such a tragic, tragic event. Prayers of comfort from across the globe.

Austin, you'll never, ever be forgotten. Boomer!
May 20, 2011
My prayers go out to Austin's family and the tragic loss of a young life. He's a true Sooner and we will all miss him.
May 20, 2011
You will always be remember for the terrific, person, athlete, son and brother you were. May God Bless you, keep you safe. and bring comfort to your family and friends.
May 20, 2011
FSU Seminoles fans share your grief. Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Austin Box, and to Oklahoma football fans everywhere.
May 20, 2011
You were such a great football player and person! You accomplished so much in your life! We have a lot to celebrate! My prayers go out to his parents Craig and Gayle, and his sisters. I'm also praying for the Sooner family and everyone that knew him. He was great guy. He will always have a place in our hearts forever. I will miss seeing you in the football games, but just know that you can play football in Heaven with God.
May 20, 2011
Family, friends and teammates in my thoughts and prayers.
May 20, 2011
We are so sorry to hear about the loss your family has suffered. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time. May God Comfort you and bring Blessings you could never imagine.
Gentry Family-Sooner Fans Del City, OK
May 20, 2011
It is always sad when a young life is lost. I hope and pray that God will wrap you in his loving arms and give you strength and comfort during this difficult time. Life is so short but the memories will last forever. May God Bless Austin's family and all of his friends and May God Welcome and Embrace Austin till he is joined by all
May 20, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Box family and also the OU family as well. He was a pleasure to watch. You could see his love for the game each time he was on the field. He will never be forgotten.
May 20, 2011
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
http://www.ruthann1.com
May 20, 2011
My prayers go out the Box family. I know that God will give you peace and comfort during you time of loss.
May 20, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. May God bless you and keep you in this time of sorrow. I am so sorry for your loss.
May 20, 2011
God bless you and your family. I am terribly sorry to hear about this.
May 20, 2011
yesterday lost,is todays gods gain.very sorry for the box family,but may god take your pain away.rip austin box sooner 4ever
May 20, 2011
To Austin's Family and Friends,
We pray for comfort in this loss and express our sincere condolences.

God Bless.
May 20, 2011
Austin will be missed. May God bless your family. R.I.P. Austin a great Sooner!!!!
May 20, 2011
Bless Austin's Family as they go through the greif. Power of prayer @ them. BoomerSooner young man. May you always have the best seat in da house..every game. MB
May 20, 2011
We Husker fans are sorry for your loss.
May 20, 2011
My deepest sympathy to the Box Family. Austin will be missed and loved. God Bless
May 20, 2011
How incredibly sad, the loss of another wonderful young athlete. Our sympathy to the Box family and OU. You are in our prayers.
May 20, 2011
I received two phone calls within minutes of each other from my two sons yesterday, both a little shaken, informing me about Austin. We have been "Austin" fans as early as his Waller Jr High years. I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but my sons and husband knew him. When I gave the sad news to my husband, devastation suddenly veiled his face. We were all in disbelief. From our family to your family, we grieve with you. We pray that God holds you tight and showers you with comfort and peace during this difficult time. May you be lifted up by the many joyful and sweet memories you must have of your son. We will certainly feel an empty spot in our hearts, watching our OU Sooners next fall.

With Deepest Sympathy,

Bryce, Dustin, Sheralyn, and
Michael King
May 20, 2011
Our sincere thoughts & prayers are with all who mourn the sudden death of this fine young man. May God bless & keep Austin.
Another Sooner fan.
May 20, 2011
May 20, 2011
Craig, Gail, Courtney, Whitney,
We are so very sorry for this loss and please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Austin was very special to many people in many ways.
May 20, 2011
May God comfort your family and may you rest in peace.
May 20, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. God bless Sooner Nation. Sooner fans from Lubbock.
May 20, 2011
My thoughts are with the Box Family and friends.
May 20, 2011
My thoughts and Prayers are with family and friends of Austin Box. My heart hurts for you. I pray that our Heavenly Father will give you comfort and peace, knowing you will see him again one day.
May 20, 2011
To the Box Family
Thank you for sharing your son with the Sooner Nation.
We grieve along side you. May God hold you close in your time of need.
May 20, 2011
Sincere condolences to Austin's family and friends from San Antonio Sooner fan.
May 20, 2011
May God keep his hands on your family and friends while going through this tough time. I know I lost both of my parents. God gave me strength to go on. The Bible says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Will be greatly missed BOOMER SOONER
May 20, 2011
First, I offer my sincere condolences to the Box Family. No words can take away your loss or suffering. I feel blessed to have seen Austin live one of his dreams & will remember him in that light. May God be with you and may the Sooner Nation never forget #12.
May 20, 2011
Our hearts are heavy as we think of Austin's death and the pain it causes for his family. I am a life-long fan of OU sports, and a graduate of OU in 1964 and 1967. I followed Austin's career and know that his death hurts everyone who cares for college sports.
May 20, 2011
I pray for comfort and peace to the family and close friends of Austin. I'm sure he inspired many young boys to play football and be good students. That is a good thing.
May 20, 2011
To the Box family and friends. May the Lord give you peace and comfort. My condolences for your loss.
May 20, 2011
We won't always know why but God does. Trust God for His peace and the Holy Spirit for comfort. We will truly miss watching Austin make tackles. Your family will be in our prayers.
May 20, 2011
I am a native of ENID and an OU 1978 Grad so I followed Austin's Career at OU with interest from Iowa. I was so impressed by the way he kept coming back from his injuries and the way he played football with a passion you could tell he was living his dream. My sincer condolences to the Box Family.
May 20, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Box family, and all of the Sooner Nation, what a sad, tragic turn of events. Austin you are, and will be missed! Thank you for all of great efforts, and If God has a football team, you are the Captain! RIP AB.
May 20, 2011
God Bless the Box family. Its unfortunate that things like this have to take place to remind us that life is bigger than football and rivalries. The entire OSU family is praying for the OU community.
May 20, 2011
Rip Austin. May God bless your family and friends. Your a tremendous athlete and will be missed greatly. Boomer Sooner
May 20, 2011
Craig, Gail, Courtney and Whitney,
Sam and I are so sorry for your loss!! Austin will NEVER be forgotten!! He was a GREAT person!!! His time was cut too short, but he will always be with us in our hearts! Please let us know if there is anything we can do!!! Bless you all!!!!
May 20, 2011
I'm very sorry for your loss. May God bless and give comfort to the Box family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. May God also give comfort to Austin's friends, teamates and coaches. Thank you for sharing your son, friend, teamate, and player with the rest of us. May God bless and give you comfort in this time.
May 20, 2011
May God be with you in your time of need. Austin was a wonderful young man. He will be greatly missed by many.
May 20, 2011
Your son Austin was a blessing to all of us in the Sooner Nation, but most of all he was your son whom brought great pride and joy to his family. God has Austin in his hands now. He is now your Guardian Angel. God Bless your family in this time of sorrow.
May 20, 2011
RIP May God be with you family
May 20, 2011
god bless you and your family rest in peace
May 20, 2011
To the Box family and the Sooner Nation:
All our thoughts and prayers from the University of Oklahoma Alumni Group of Greater Philadelphia. We adored watching him excel at OU and his passion for the game definitely shined through. May God bring you peace in your time of need.
May 20, 2011
Austin, was a terrific friend and ou player. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
May 20, 2011
my prayers go out to the Box family. You will be greatly missed on and off the field. God bless you. and lets rally together to make the sooner family stronger !
May 20, 2011
I can't express the heart felt grief I feel for the Box familly. This was a fine young man and we all will feel the loss. So sorry, you all will be in my prayers.
May 20, 2011
My heart is truly saddened by the tragic loss of Austin, my prayers are with his precious family during this difficult time. He will truly be missed by the Sooner Nation!
May 20, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss.May God give you and your family strength in this time of sorrow.
May 20, 2011
Very sorry for the Box family.I'm a Cowboy but what a great young man , athlete, and representative for the Sooners.
May 20, 2011
I am very sorry to hear about Austin. I hope time will heal your pain and that all the good memories last a lifetime. God Bless.
May 20, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friend, and teammates of Austin. May all of you find peace and comfort in the arms of God.
May 20, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Austin will be greatly missed.
May 20, 2011
You had an All American sounding name. Sooner born and Sooner bred. You will not be forgotten. ---true fan in Lawton!
May 20, 2011
Austin box ,may the lord bless you and keep you and your`s. Joseph wells -Costa Rica
May 20, 2011
May God bless the Box Family during this time of sorrow.
May 20, 2011
MY 8 YEAR OLD SON LOVED WATCHING HIM PLAY AND THOUGHT OF HIM AS A HERO. HE PLAYS FOR THE DEER CREEK DAWGS AND WORKS HARD TO BE LIKE YOUR SON. I KNOW YOUR LOSS IS A HARD ONE I LOSS MY 15 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER IN 2005 DUE TO ILLNESS. GOD WILL HELP YOU THROUGH THESE TIMES, THEY WILL BE HARD BUT TRUST IN GOD. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY IN THESE HARD TIMES AND FOREVER
May 20, 2011
To the Austin family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Austin will never be forgotten, and will forever be a SOONER!
May 20, 2011
Bless your family in this difficult time. May their pain now, turn to rememberance of your life, the good times you shared, and peace in their hearts. You were taken too early.
May 20, 2011
RIP, Austin. My prayers and sympathy are with your family, in this time of sorrow.
May 20, 2011
My deepest sympathy to a fellow sooner and former Enid resident. God bless your family.
May 20, 2011
Very sorry for your loss! Austin was a great person and a true athlete! He will be greatly missed but not forgotten! My prayers go out to the Box family! #rest.in.peace Austin Box
May 20, 2011
The Sooner Nation is going to miss one of the best. My deepest condolences to the family, friends, and teammates of Austin. I pray that God gives you comfort.
May 20, 2011
There can never be adequate words to express the sorrow we all share. My heart goes out to his family. We all loved your son and the joy he gave us watching him play for OU will remain with us forever.
May 20, 2011
Rest in Peace Austin. Our prayers and support are with your family.
May 20, 2011
May 20, 2011
My family has the deepest sympathy for this tragic loss of a fine young man, a fine son and brother, and a magnificent athelete. As a Enid native, I got to follow Austin longer than most, and he was fine boy and a gifted young man.
May 20, 2011
A Sooner who will be greatly missed...
May 20, 2011
To the Box family and friends, I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless!
May 20, 2011
God be with the Box Family. Lord give them strength and understanding in this time of need.
May 20, 2011
Tragic, My sympathy goes to the Box Family. Sooner Nation lost a GREAT kid yesterday.
May 20, 2011
you will be missed. sympathy to his family
May 20, 2011
My heart breaks for you. May God guide you through this terrible tragedy. Austin was a very loved young man on and off the field. I will miss seeing him on the field. I'm sure he's spreading some Sooner magic in heaven. BOOMER SOONER.
May 20, 2011
Our prayers go out to the Box family. Rest in peace Austin...
Boomer Sooner.
May 20, 2011
Sooner Nation we have lost a bright shining star that will now burn brightly in the night sky. Couldn't ask for a better angel.
May 20, 2011
Austin Box was one of my favorites, he will be truely missed by all ...
May 20, 2011
Austin

I'm going to miss you more than you know and I can't believe your gone. You were my brother, my teammate, my great friend, my go to guy, and I thank you for everything you did for me. We had a dream to play at the University of Oklahoma when we were kids and we did it together. I love you bro.

TSENG
May 20, 2011
Rest in Peace Austin. Thoughts and prayers go out to the Box family. We will all continue to celebrate his life. You will be missed. Boomer Sooner.
May 20, 2011
Our prayers go out to the Box family, and to the whole Sooner Nation. God Bless Austin Box.
May 20, 2011
Gail & Craig, going to school with you two & being an OU fan, made it more special watching the Sooners and waiting for #12 to make a big play. My prayers & thoughts go out to all of the Box family.
May 20, 2011
Austin was loved by both OU Alumni and Oklahomans throughout the state. He lived his dream and exemplified all the good things he was taught growing up. He will live on in our hearts and memories. May God give you peace within your heart and the comfort of knowing we will all join him one day in Heaven.
May 20, 2011
God Bless Austin Box. RIP.
He's in a better place. Celebrate all the things he accomplished. He was one of the few people who lived his dream. Heaven must have needed a linebacker.
May 20, 2011
MAY GOD HOLD AND KEEP YOU CLOSE. MAY PEACE AND GODS HOLY SPIRIT KEEP AUSTIN'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN THEIR GRASP.
May 20, 2011
My deepest sympathy to the Box family. A tragic loss.
May 20, 2011
From the Lewis family to the Box family, our prayers go out to you.
Your son brought a lot of joy to our household, we will miss him. We thank God for having known him. RIP
May 20, 2011
Craig, I am so very sorry for your loss. Words fail me; but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you and your family.
May 20, 2011
RIP and many prayers
May 20, 2011
May 20, 2011
RIP Austin, you truly were and will always be remembered as one of the elite athletes of The OU Sooners. Prayers and sympathy to the Austin Box family at this time of loss. ~Boomer Sooner~
May 20, 2011
Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for the family, friends, and teammates of Austin Box. What a bright and shining star he was! His life will never be forgotten. God Bless.
"Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality"- Emily Dickinson
May 20, 2011
i knew his sister whitney through enid high school
May 20, 2011
Austin Box, May You Rest In Peace, Always. Many Prayers At This Time, For Family And Friends, During This Time Of Sorrow And Joy.
BOOMER SOONER, Austin Box~~~


Sincerely,
Terri Lynn Cisper
May 20, 2011
RIP Austin you will be missed but never forgotten
May 20, 2011
May 20, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the box family. Sorry for your loss.
May 20, 2011
God Bless and be with the Box Family in this emotional time...

R. I . P Austin

BOOMER SOONER ALWAYS!!!
May 19, 2011
Forever young.
May 19, 2011
My prayers tonight are for Austin's family, friends, teammates, and athletic department family.
May 19, 2011
R.I.P. Austin Box, may your family and friends find peace this night and all to come.
May 19, 2011
The Box family is in my prayers and thoughts.
May 19, 2011
My Prayers go out to the Box family.God Speed!
May 19, 2011
RIP Austin.
May 19, 2011
It's hard to believe. Prayers are with Austin's family and teammates. You will be missed. Boomer Sooner.
May 19, 2011
Gone but not forgotten. A Sooner forever. RIP.
May 19, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. God give you comfort. Boomer Sooner! We loved to see you play Austin!
May 19, 2011
As a longtime soonerfan and Enid resident,we are touched by the loss of a wonderful athlete and person!!! Our hearts and prayers are with his family,friends,and sooner family in this trying time! You will be greatly missed!!
May 19, 2011
R.I.P~GOD BLESS You Austin~May God wrap his loving arms around your Family and Friends and bring Comfort~
May 19, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.Prayers and sympathy, Boomer Sooner.
May 19, 2011
Austin rest in peace we will miss my prayers for you and your family. Go with God.
May 19, 2011
Rest in Peace Austin Box. Our prayers are with the Box family, Sooner family and Enid. God Bless!
May 19, 2011
I'm a long time Sooner fan, and I sat there, numb, as I heard the news on the television. What a tragic loss for the Sooner Nation and football fans in general, but most of all, for his family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them.....Rest in peace Austin.....
May 19, 2011
God be with the family of Austin Box. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
May 19, 2011
Words can't express the level of sympathy we feel for your loss. We pray you'll find peace in the wonderful memories you have of this young man as a son, brother, friend or teammate.
May 19, 2011
May 19, 2011
Im sorry to hear that this has happened. My symphathy goes out to the Box family.
May 19, 2011
To the Box family my prayers go out to you...Austin your family said it right, its now time to celebrate your life..You accomplished so much in such a short time you made your family and the sooner family proud,we will miss you but never forget you...God speed..
May 19, 2011
Thoughts and prayers to the Box family. RIP Austin... Boomer Sooner.
May 19, 2011
May 19, 2011
Austin, I'll always remember the heart and soul you played the game with. You will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. You are free from pain and suffering in the arms of Jesus.
May 19, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss our prayers are with everyone that has been touched by Austin's life. My son played high school football with Austin and he was a very nice guy to have all the attention he received. When you are at your weakest point read Isaiah 41:10 it will give you strength. The Hubbard Family EHS #74 2008
May 19, 2011
Thoughts and prayers are with the Box family, Austin may you rest in peace in the big field up in the sky...
Jamie, Chris and Jaycee Davis family.
May 19, 2011
I can't believe this has happened. All of Sooner Fans everywhere will miss you dearly!!! Our prayers are with you and Family.
Thanks
May 19, 2011
My heart is broken today. I loved watching Austin play his great, all out style of football. I pray for his family and friends during this very sad time. Austin, please rest in peace.
May 19, 2011
R.I.P Austin Box,u will b missed greatly. Prayers to the Box family!!!!
May 19, 2011
As a person and as a Sooner you will always be remembered. You lived the dream of wearing the Crimson and Cream and better yet you graduated. Rest in Peace.
May 19, 2011
No parent should have to outlive their children, I cannot imagine what his parents are feeling but I know God is with them. He will be missed.
May 19, 2011
What a sad day - words cannot express how beat down I felt when I learned of the news. This is devastating to everybody in Soonerland and will stay with us for a very long time. God Bless the Box Family.
May 19, 2011
My Prayers go out to Austin's Family. May God Bless and comfort you through this difficult time. God Bless
May 19, 2011
I wish there were magic words to help you feel better in this time of your great sorrow.
May 19, 2011
What a shocker for his family. Sooner Nation morns with you!!!

Stay Hard Austin Box!!!!!! And may you Rest In Peace.
May 19, 2011
My family's prayers for the Box family and friends. You will be missed by the whole sooner nation. God bless and RIP!
May 19, 2011
Austin is in a better place, my prayers and thoughts go to his family. A Sooner forever, rest in peace. BOOMER SOONER!
May 19, 2011
Whintney, Craig and the rest of the family you are in our prayers. May God comfort during this time of loss.
Austin may you rest in peace.
May 19, 2011
We meet but briefly in life, if we touch each other with stardust – that is everything. Austin is now a star above. God bless you and your family.
May 19, 2011
Austin was in my daughters class at EHS, can't imagine what the family is going through. My thought and prayers are with you all. May God keep you and hold you in his loving arms.
May 19, 2011
my thoughts and prayers are with you on this tragic day R.I.P. Austin Box
May 19, 2011
I wish to add my prayers to the Box family and the whole Sooner Nation. At this time we all need to remember that OU football is just a small piece to brighten our lives on this earth. A great young man has passed and no matter the circumstances he was loved. The season needs to be dedicated to Austin and no matter the finish, remember him and his legacy. I finish with Sooner born and Sooner bred and when I die, I'll be Sooner dead. RIP Austin you will be remembered.
May 19, 2011
So sorry for your loss As parents I can't imagine what you are experiencing may god be with you
May 19, 2011
My prayars are w/ you and your family.
May 19, 2011
You'll be missed Austin. This season is for you. May you rest in piece.
May 19, 2011
Too young, Too soon! Thoughts and Prayers with your loved ones.

RIP Austin
May 19, 2011
Unbelievable tragedy and my deepest sympathies to Austin's family and friends.Austin will be missed.
May 19, 2011
It is a tragedy to lose someone at such a young age! My prayers go out to his family and friends in this time of sorrow!
May 19, 2011
Austin, Thanks for the memories! Blessings to the Box family.
May 19, 2011
You will be missed Austin. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
May 19, 2011
The OU Wesley Foundation mourns your loss and offers its prayers and support to the Box Family.
May 19, 2011
It is SO sad that someone so young and vibrant is taken away like this. His family is no doubt devastated, and I extend my sympathy and best wishes to them.
May 19, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to his famliy and his football famliy. You were a great player.
May 19, 2011
As a former Enid Resident, I have watched Austin play with great pride since his days at Enid High School. He will be missed. God Bless his family.
May 19, 2011
Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for Austin's family, friends and teammates. May God's healing grace be with you and comfort and heal your broken hearts.
May 19, 2011
My thoughts and prays are with the Box family. R.I.P Box!
May 19, 2011
Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Austin Box. God Bless
May 19, 2011
My prayers for the parents, family, temamates and coaches. Thank you for sharing Austin with us! My you receive comfort from the Lord!
May 19, 2011
May God be with you during this difficult time. I pray God will hold your hand and touch your heart. You will be in my prayers.
May 19, 2011
May God rest the soul of Austin Box; a great young man gone too soon. My sympathy to his family; from an OU Alum who similarly lost a daughter too soon.
May 19, 2011
RIP young Man. The entire Sooner nation will miss you and never forget you. My prayers go out to the entire Box family

-Donnell Riggs, Oklahoma City, Ok
May 19, 2011
We will miss yOu GREATLY.
May 19, 2011
RIP Austin,
Saddened by this news. He was a pleasure to watch and root for. Truly a sad day for the Sooner program. My condolences to the Box family!
May 19, 2011
You will be missed, man. Rest in peace, Box.
May 19, 2011
Austin you will be greatly missed. Our
thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
May 19, 2011


Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. You don't get over it, you just get through it. You don't get by it, because you can't get around it. It doesn't 'get better'; it just gets different. Everyday... Grief puts on a new face.... You have my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one Austin. May God Bless your Family in this time of need.
May 19, 2011
U will be deeply missed at OU football games u were fun to watch prayers to the Box family
May 19, 2011
Thoughts and prayers are with your family. Everyone who knew you, instantly loved you. Special has a new definition. Austin=special. God bless your family.
May 19, 2011
Speaking as a Father that lost his son at age 18, My Heart Go's out to the Parents of Austin. I can truly say that I understand your pain & Im so sorry you have to endure this tragedy. There really is nothing worse than the loss of a child. I have learned that every Parent, that has to deal with such a loss, has to find THEIR own way of Dealing with this Loss. And TRUST me, thru your Faith in God you will find YOUR way, as no 2 Parents get thru this kind of pain the same way. I PRAY for the BOTH of you. GOD BLESS, FOLLOW OUR LORD & HE WILL LEAD YOU TO THE PATH YOU NEED TO TAKE TO ENDURE THE HARDEST THING YOU WILL EVER DEAL WITH IN YOUR LIVE'S.GOD GIVES TO THOSE ONLY THE THINGS THEY ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO HANDLE. Again GOD BLESS, FOLLOW OUR LORD, RELY ON THE STRENGTH HE HAS GIVEN YOU. You will get through this, you will find a way, allway's remmember the the Happy Moment's of Austin's Life. May God Bless You at this Most Trying Time.
May 19, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Austin Box family. May God bless you all.
May 19, 2011
My Brother and I watched OU since WE were children This Young Man had so Much talent We Send OUR HEART FELT SADNESS to His Family and the Loss to GREAAT TEAM
May 19, 2011
May 19, 2011
A terrible tragedy.
Can't wait until the 2012 national championship victory is dedicated to the Box family.
May 19, 2011
Bless you, Austin Box. My prayers are with you and your family tonight.
May 19, 2011
Austin, you and your family are in our prayers. God bless you.
May 19, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the Box family during this difficult time. May Austin's memory bring you comfort now and always. He will be missed.
May 19, 2011
Dear Lord, please bless Austin's soul and protect him with your love and blessings for his friends and teammates and his family.
May 19, 2011
All of our thoughts and prayers are with his family and freinds. Tragic loss of a young life. God Bless His Soul.
May 19, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 19, 2011
Plainsmen field, Owen field, & now God's field. My thoughts and prayers to his family and many friends. The Sooner Nation mourns !
May 19, 2011
May peace be with your family. Boomer Sooner!
May 19, 2011
So very sorry to hear of the loss of Austin. My heart and prayers go out to the Box family and his friends.
May 19, 2011
My heart goes out to Gail, Whitney, Courtney, and Craig. RIP Austin you will be sorely missed by all your Enid Family and The Sooner Nation!
May 19, 2011
Sincere thoughts and prayers to all family and friends. May God be with you all.
May 19, 2011
May God bless his family. So very sad. Craig, you're in my thoughts and prayers.
May 19, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the Box family. We have lost a great competitor and leader. He worked through many hardships. He will be missed by all who watched and admired him. Rest in Peace with the Lord Austin.
May 19, 2011
Prayers for the Box family. My heart hurts for u whitney and mrs box
May 19, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the Box family, I went to high school with Austin and love and will miss him dearly!!
May 19, 2011
A well respected young man. He will be missed but not forgotten
May 19, 2011
RIP Austin, I pray for you and your family.
May 19, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Box family. May God bless your family in this time of need.
May 19, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Box family, his friends, and his teammates. What a terrible loss to the Box family and the sooner nation.

"Tears are the words the heart can't express".
May 19, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out the Box family and friends. RIP Austin!
May 19, 2011
We are crushed and so sorry for your lose. The Box family is in are prayers.
May 19, 2011
Rest in Peace, Austin. I lift you to the Lord and my prayers go out to your family and loved ones. See you on the other side.
May 19, 2011
great linebacker..great sooner
May 19, 2011
From our family to the Box family, we are saddened by the loss of such a promising young man. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Will definatly be tough to enjoy the OU games without Austin.
May 19, 2011
Austin will be miss by all of the Pidcock family.We send are condolences to his Family.The true Sooner of Enid Ok.R.I.P.#
May 19, 2011
My Prayers for comfort for all Austin's family. May God Bless Austin and Keep Him.
May 19, 2011
Craig and Gail
Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Debbie Marr(Clothier)
May 19, 2011
Thoughts and Prayers w/the Box family!
May 19, 2011
you were always exciting to watch in high school and as well as college and i know you will continue to give it 110% on god's field....R.I.P. you will be missed
May 19, 2011
RIP Austin u are loved and missed
May 19, 2011
My heart goes out to all of Austin's friends and family. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you in the days to come.
May 19, 2011
Thanks for the great memories in just a short time. Our prayers are with the Box family and all of the great friends and fans of this gifted young man. We will miss you Austin
May 19, 2011
R.I.P. Austin, you were inspiring not only on the field but in life and I thank you for that. Hearts and prayers to the Box family...
May 19, 2011
Austin may you rest in peace in God's loving arms . My prayers are with the Box family , your son was the definition of courage and inspiration to all of those who have fought adversity , God bless you .
May 19, 2011
The Sooner Nation will miss you. My thoughts and prayers to the Box family.
May 19, 2011
thoughts and prayers go to out the family. he will greatly missed r.i.p. austin
May 19, 2011
The Sooner Nation mourns this young mans death. Our thoughts and prayers to the Box family, friends and to all of the team.
May 19, 2011
I met Austin last year in waco after the baylor game, he was in pain from his back, but came over and shook our hands and Thanks us for making the drive from lawton, THANK YOU AUSTIN, Res in Peace Brother Man.
May 19, 2011
Austin will be missed by many. May God bless and comfort his family and friends.
May 19, 2011
So sorry for the Box family and all who loved him. I will remember him as a great Sooner.
May 19, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Box family. He will be missed by many.
May 19, 2011
Enid and the Sooner Nation will miss you.
May 19, 2011
I'm so sorry for your loss.
May 19, 2011
May God be with you through this time of loss and sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Box family and friends.
May 19, 2011
Austin you'll be missed by the many Sooner fans across the country. Thoughts go out to your family, friends and teammates. Rest in Peace Austin.
May 19, 2011
Thank You for the memories and the great plays while you were here with us. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends. God Bless
May 19, 2011
Thoughts and prayers for your family...
May 19, 2011
Our hearts are empty with the loss of a Great young man and football player. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a Life well lived.
May 19, 2011
Austin what a great person, and football player u were.I thought you were an example to the sooner family.Ihope your family find peace,ang god bless you,and the sooner family. James Brown Mcalester, okla
May 19, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and entire staff at OU. Austin will be missed greatly. May God be with everyone during this difficult time.
May 19, 2011
I remember the assembly they had at Enid high when he decided to go play for ou this is such a tragedy ill be praying for his family and friends
May 19, 2011
Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone touched by the life of Austin. His passing has left a giant hole in the lives of so many people. One thing can be certian that he will never be forgotten!
May 19, 2011
Austin will be miss by all of the Wheeler family.We send are condolences to his Family.The true Sooner of Enid Ok.R.I.P.#12!
May 19, 2011
My son will never forget watching you and Matthew A play your last high school football game...Prayers are with your family
May 19, 2011
Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by many
May 19, 2011
My condolences to the Box family. Austin was an outstanding athlete & person. He will forever be in my memories.
May 19, 2011
A big loss for the sooner team and players. Our prayers are with the Box family.
May 19, 2011
I think I speak for many, that we rooted for a guy that was fraught with injuries and had such talent. He finally was able to come back on the field at the end of the season last year, and rightfully credited for helping the defense gel. It was a pure joy to see the talent and hard-work of Box back on the field.

Austin, longtime fan, I will never stop rooting for you. Rest peaceful my friend in the hands of God.

To Austin's family, your pain is immeasurable, may you find your tears filled with support from the Sooner family!

Always thinking of you, loving for you, and praying with you.

God Bless!
May 19, 2011
May you rest in peace, Austin. My prayers are with your family. Im lifting you to the Lord. See you on the other side.
May 19, 2011
So tragic. I am praying for the Box family as they struggle through this. Such unbelievable news.
May 19, 2011
Our deepest sympathies go out to the family & close friends of Austin.
May 19, 2011
My thoughts and prayers to the Box family, and friends. You will be missed.
May 19, 2011
Prayers to the Box family and friends! May God be with you during this difficult time. God bless you all.
May 19, 2011
Gona miss ya man. You were an inspiration to many both young and old. R.I.P. bro. Prayers for the Box family.
May 19, 2011
Sad about the loss of great Sooner LB and person,my heart goes out to the Sooner nation as well as all Oklahoma people.
May 19, 2011
I am so sorry Whitney. I love you honey. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
May 19, 2011
My heart is truly broken today. Prayers for Austin's family, and all those who were close to him. I'm really going to miss seeing him on the field.
May 19, 2011
Heartbreaking. God be with his family and friends
May 19, 2011
RIP Austin condolences to your family.. You will be missed by the Sooner Nation
May 19, 2011
All of us from the OU family are deeply saddened by this news. You will be greatly missed on and off the field. Wishing your family the best! Boomer Sooner
May 19, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Box family & friends. Austin was a very gifted young man and will be truely missed. RIP.
May 19, 2011
So Sorry to hear of the loss. My heart and prayers go out to the Box family....
May 19, 2011
God Bless You Austin.
May 19, 2011
R.I.P Austin! prayers go out to you family.today is a very sad day for family,friends and Sooner Nation! You will be greatly missed!
May 19, 2011
We were lucky to have you while you were here. You'll be missed, young man. Time for the Sooner nation to open its arms and embrace your family and friends. Send us your love from above and we'll do our best from down low. Take care.
May 19, 2011
It's sad news for the Sooners but it's absolutely tragic news for Austin's family and friends. A life cut way too short. My prayers and deepest sympathies to his family.
May 19, 2011
Thoughts, prayers and sympathies to all of Austin's family.
May 19, 2011
So sorry to hear the news as a father myself I can't imagine the pain your family is going thru. Many prayers coming your way
May 19, 2011
such a nice young man taken too soon! May God be with the family and his brothers on the field.
May 19, 2011
God bless his family and all sooner fans around the world
May 19, 2011
So sad for the Box family this is so unimaginable to lose a child,The entire Sooner Nation has lost a good ballplayer,And a great young man..
May 19, 2011
May 19, 2011
rip austin he well be missed and i he was great football player
May 19, 2011
the LORD is longsuferring to us-ward not willing that any should perish 2peter3-9. 120days or a 120years not a drop to eternity. see you in HEAVEN austin
May 19, 2011
Wow what a tragic loss this is for his family teammates and friends,may God comfort you at this time as only He can my thoughts and prayers are with the family. God Bless.
May 19, 2011
Love to watch u play for Enid high and OU u will b greatly missed my prayers go out to the family
May 19, 2011
God bless and be with his family and football brothers and coaches. Rest in peace Austin, you will be missed.
May 19, 2011
I will always remember the courage and determination of this fine young man. He will be dearly missed not only by his teammates and those who enjoyed seeing him play the game that clearly he so enjoyed, but also by his many friends who knew him in Enid and on campus at Norman. May God grant Austin and his family and friends peace in this time of profound sorrow.
May 19, 2011
My heart is broken for you Gail. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. **HUGS**
Lori
May 19, 2011
Austin will always be remembered for the heart he brought to the Sooners. He will be dearly missed.
May 19, 2011
May 19, 2011
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Austin. He seemed like such a nice guy. My heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends.
May 19, 2011
My heart and prayers go out to the family and friends of Austin Box. May you find healing and comfort from the many memories you have. I'm praying for you all.
May 19, 2011
forever at peace is where god will keep you ...
May 19, 2011
sooner nation has fallen with deep sorrow. you will be missed dearly! rip sweet boy.
May 19, 2011
Gail and Family so sorry to hear of losing your precious son, Austin. will be praying for you and your family.
May 19, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with Austin's family, friends and teammates who loved and cared for him. It was an honor to watch Austin play. He will be truly missed.
May 19, 2011
R.I.P. Austin, you will be missed. May God watch over your friends and family.
May 19, 2011
You will b greatly missed football won't b the same. But we all know ur up there in Heaven playing some OU FOOTBALL with some of the greatest.
May 19, 2011
Sympathy out to the sooner nation and the box family. This Cowboy feels the loss as well
May 19, 2011
Words are inept in exprssing how one really feels at a time like this, and condolences oft times seem so shallow. Yet, please accept my prayers for you, the family, you who are his friends and colleagues and those multitudes of you like me who are just stunned.
May 19, 2011
A terrible tragedy and loss to the Box Family and the friends and family of Oklahoma Football. Great kid whose life is cut too short.
May 19, 2011
My prayers are with the Box family my the lord be with them. Now God has a number 1 Lb on his football team in heaven...evangelist kelly walker perry, fl.
May 19, 2011
Austin will be missed very much around the Cafe
May 19, 2011
My prayers goes out to the family/OU. What a loss....he was a wonderful person.

Carolyn Samuel, Edmond, OK
May 19, 2011
My condolences, thoughts and prayers go to the family and friends of Austin.
May 19, 2011
Always in our thoughts and prayers.
May 19, 2011
I express my condolences to the Box family and the OU football program. Austin was a good kid on and off the field, and he will truly be missed.
May 19, 2011
We are so sorry to learn of the tragic death of such a fine young man. Our sympathy and prayers go out to all of his family and friends during this difficult time.
May 19, 2011
My heart goes out to your friends and family. May the Lord comfort them.
May 19, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Box family. Life is fleating. Everyone please pray for Austin Box family and friends.
May 19, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and entire staff at OU. What an incredible loss. May God comfort everyone during this difficult time.
May 19, 2011
My deepest sympathies, my prayers go out to his family and friends.
May 19, 2011
Hate to see someone so young so so soon. I really think it's cool that all the other rivalry fans are being kind. Some other post said it best when they talked about the Tornadoes in Tuscaloosa and the flooding that make football take a back seat and make you reflect on whats important in life. I love football more than most but when you boil it all down, it's really just a bunch of men pushing a leather bag full of air across a chalk line. Family and friends, God & country are what matters most.

Thanks to all the support for those of you outside sooner nation. God Bless
May 19, 2011
rip austin you will be missed.
May 19, 2011
22 years old, gifted, intelligent, just graduated from OU, starting middle linebacker on a national title contender. This is just so terribly sad. This young man had everything going for him. I hope that his family has the strength to make peace with this. Sometimes as fans it is hard to remember that our teams are so young and we expect so much from them. Austin made a great deal of difference when he came back from his back injury. He had good instincts and could stop the run. His interception against OSU was memorable. Condolences to his family and friends. It is hard to believe we won't see him play again. Austin will be remembered and missed.
May 19, 2011
The Sooner family has lost a wonderful young man, heartfelt sympathy to his family, friends, teammates, and coaches. It is not for us to judge His timing, we can only assume the good Lord needed a smart, tough middle linebacker in Heaven. I have to say He has one now.
It is a sad time for the Sooner football family and fans, let us all carry on in memory of Austin Box. May he rest in peace.
May 19, 2011
deepest sympathy to the family. and god be with you and yours.
May 19, 2011
I send my condolences to the Box family!! My heart goes out to you!! Austin will be missed by many and his influence will be remembered! R.I.P. #12!!
May 19, 2011
Austin will be greatly missed by all of Sooner Nation. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Austin's family and friends. May God's comfort rest upon all those close to Austin.
May 19, 2011
Thoughts and prayers go out to Austin's family and friends as well as to the OU community. May he rest in peace.
May 19, 2011
My prayer are with Austin's family, friends, and teammates. Austin was such a pleasure to watch on the field, such a talented young man. I was shocked and saddened to hear of his young life ending this afternoon.
May 19, 2011
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Austin. He was an awesome football player and will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
May 19, 2011
May God grant Austin's family, his friends and the Sooner family the grace to bear this loss. God bless.
May 19, 2011
God bless you and your family. All of Oklahoma is saddened by this. May peace and god's grace suround you all at this time.
May 19, 2011
You will be missed as a player and as a person.
May 19, 2011
Even though I am an Oklahoma State fan, I can only feel sadness that his life was cut short. He had so much more life ahead of him. Truly saddening.
May 19, 2011
My wife and I will be praying for you and your family. Austin was a tough young man that played through injuries and with a lot of heart. He will be missed.
May 19, 2011
My thoughts and prayers so out to the family and all the people that loved him and to all his team mates.
May 19, 2011
What a sad and difficult time for family, friends and the University of Oklahoma. I pray that those who knew and loved Austin will find comfort and strength in God and each other. Boomer Sooner.
May 19, 2011
Rest in Peace. So tragic.
May 19, 2011
God Bless the entire Box family during this very difficult and trying time!!
May 19, 2011
May 19, 2011
my prayers are with his family... I loved that guy, as I'm sure all Sooner fans did... tragic, sad.. He was as true a Sooner as any...a fighter, a great Sooner...
May 19, 2011
So sorry to hear about this. You'll be missed on the field, but in many hearts away from the field. RIP.
May 19, 2011
My deepest condolences goes out to the Box Family and the Sooner football program. As a life long Sooner fan this news truly hurt my heart. Such a young person who had a promising life ahead of him. My prayers are with all of his family, friends and fans....
May 19, 2011
I'm very sorry to hear about his passing. My thoughts go out to his friends and family. He seemed like a good kid, I never heard anyone say a bad word about him.
May 19, 2011
We will miss you. You was a great player and would have went very far.
May 19, 2011
To the Box family,
My thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

Austin, the Sooner Nation will miss you greatly. RIP.
May 19, 2011
We are so sad to hear of the sudden loss of Austin Box. His family and the OU sports family is at the top of our prayers and we wish the best for them in this time of grief and mourning. He was a wonderful athlete and had the proud distinction as an OU graduate as of last weekend. Austin, may you rest in peace and become an angel with God.
May 19, 2011
i remember watching him in high school. he toke games over then. watching him in college you always knew you wheregoing to get 110% from him. always working hard. rip!!!!!
May 19, 2011
My heart goes out to his family and friends during this difficult time. It has been a pleasure watching Austin play football for OU. I am sure there is much more to this man that most of us will never know. I hope those closest to him find comfort and peace.
May 19, 2011
My deepest sympathy goes to Austin's family, friends. He was a great player for the OU Sooner football program. His life was cut way too short, but his father in Heaven needed him more than we did hear on earth. I pray for all that knew him.
May 19, 2011
RIP Austin
May 19, 2011
No words can take away the pain of losing a child. Please know that Oklahoma grieves with you. May you find comfort in your family and friends. Austin will be remembered.
May 19, 2011
My deepest sympathy to his family. I can't imagine losing a child. My thoughts and Prayers go out to his Family. Austin will always be a Sooner..
May 19, 2011
Sorry to hear of your loss.
May 19, 2011
Incredibly heartbreaking. Prayers go out to his family and the Sooner nation family.
May 19, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Box family and his OU family. He will be greatly missed by all and forgotten by no one.
May 19, 2011
I want to express my sincere condolences. I'm the father of 2 boys, both about Austin's age at OU. I can't imagine how proud you had to be of your son. I know I was proud of him as a Sooner Alumn. Thank you for raising such a fine young man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
May 19, 2011
Our deepest, heartfelt condolences to everyone. Austin was a great kid. He did us all proud. We will miss him
May 19, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the Box family and the OU football family in this great loss. This is such a terrible tragedy.
May 19, 2011
My deepest sympathy for the family and friends. He was a great athelete and I know he will be missed.
May 19, 2011
I've followed this kid since his high school days. He was my favorite player on the OU squad. His play making skills were unmatched in my humble opinion. I wish i had the chance to meet him. May the good Lord be with him, and his family. He will be missed.
May 19, 2011
Thanks for your years here at OU. You will be missed. Prayers go out to the Box family, the OU football team and OU community.
May 19, 2011
God Bless the Box Family, this is sad. Rest in Peace Austin. I admired your hard play @ LB.
May 19, 2011
Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Box Family. A tragic loss of a great man
May 19, 2011
My thoughts are with the Box family, God bless.
May 19, 2011
God Bless. Rest in peace Austin.
May 19, 2011
My condolences to the family.
May 19, 2011
Thank you for being a true warrior for the Sooner Nation. You have provided your family, friends and America with many memorable moments, both on and off the field. You left it all on the field, every time. You always represented your family and yourself very well. You will be deeply missed by many people. Godspeed, Austin. Now you can play middle linebacker with no more pain.
May 19, 2011
No matter what the circumstances, this is incredibly sad.
May 19, 2011
Rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
May 19, 2011
My deepest condolences and sympathy for the family of this young man. I can only offer my prayers for you at this incredibly difficult time.
May 19, 2011
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
May 19, 2011
Thank you for all the good memories of you on the field. OU fans will miss you. My condolences to your family. :(
May 19, 2011
SO SORRY TO THE FAMILY OF AUSTIN BOX AN ALSO FOR HIS BIG SOONER FAMILY.
May 19, 2011
The entire Sooner Nation will greatly miss Austin. He was an inspiration and positive example of perserverance.
May 19, 2011
Prayers to you and your family. Thank you for all the positive things you have done for OU and the community. You truly will be missed.
May 19, 2011
You will be missed.
May 19, 2011
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
May 19, 2011
You will be missed buddy. Saying prayers for your family. Rest in Peace.
May 19, 2011
so sad!
May 19, 2011
My prayers go out to Austin Family. You will be greatly miss by everyone in Oklahoma.
May 19, 2011
Austin was a credit to the team and university and will be sorely missed. His perseverance in coming back after a significant injury speaks to the man he was. God bless.
May 19, 2011
john regnier
May 19, 2011
RIP, TK
May 19, 2011
Tears
May 19, 2011
My deepest sympathy goes to the family, friends and the OU football program. It is such tragedy when a young persons life is cut too short. I pray for peace, grace and healing for all that knew him.
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