Sooners suffer another tragedy with death of All-American Everage

The Oklahoma football program was hit with yet another tragedy this weekend after former safety Brandon Everage drowned near his hometown of Granger, Texas.

According to a report in the Oklahoman, Everage, 30, was swimming with friends at the time of the accident.

According to Sheriff David Greene of the Milam County Sheriff's Office, Everage, 30, drowned in the Little River about 80 miles northeast of Austin.

Authorities received a call late Friday about a possible drowning and commenced a widespread search into the night. Everage's friends told police he had been swimming, went under water, but never resurfaced.

Everage's body was finally found by a dive team about 10:50 a.m. Saturday, and he was immediately pronounced dead. His body has been sent to the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

Everage's death marks a brutal couple weeks for the Sooners.

On May 19, linebacker Austin Box, 22, was found unconscious at a friend's home and later dies. He was buried on Friday. On May 20, the brother of Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables suddenly died in Colorado. He was 43.

Everage, a high school quarterback, was a member of coach Bob Stoops' first recruiting class and one of the hardest hitters in Sooner history. He was an All-American in 2001 and a member of the 2000 national championship team.

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