Happy Birthday wish from Patrick Collins, former OU halfback:
"(Happy Birthday to) a man that has really been a father figure to me. He's someone who cares about people more than himself."
1981: Switzer and his troops
In this photo from 1981, Switzer gets ready to lead his players, including Mike Reilly (No. 50) and Steve Williams (No. 76), onto the field for the season opener vs. Wyoming. PHOTO BY JIM ARGO, The Oklahoman Archive