||Posted by: Mike D
- Leader  Wed, Dec 30, 2009, 23:24|
Dr. Death Steve Williams has passed away. A legit tough guy with an impressive amateur background. Great memories of him from the old Mid-South/UWF days, and all the way up through other indy promotions and the big ones. Unfortunately a lot of people will only remember him with boxing gloves being knocked out by Bart Gunn........
Sooners coach: Pro wrestler Steve Williams dead
Updated Dec 30, 2009 8:11 PM EDT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)
A former coach says Steve Williams, who wrestled professionally as "Dr. Death" after a successful college wrestling and football career, has died. He was 49.
Former University of Oklahoma wrestling coach Stan Abel says Williams' family told him Williams died Tuesday night in Lakewood, Colo., after a long battle with throat cancer.
Williams was a four-time All-American as a heavyweight at Oklahoma from 1979-1982 and finished second nationally his senior year. He was an All-Big Eight Conference offensive guard for Oklahoma in 1982.
Current OU wrestling coach Jack Spates called Williams "one of the greatest athletes that the University of Oklahoma has ever produced."