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<strong>Happy Birthday wish from Don Key, former OU player for whom the teamÂs Don Key Award was named after a kidney injury ended his career:</strong><br>
<i>"(Happy Birthday to) a much loved coach. I am deeply humbled by the great honor you bestowed upon me as I faced the greatest of sorrow and defeat. I appreciate that you looked past each 'player' to see each 'man.'"</i><br><br />

<strong>1979: Switzer at the stadium</strong><br>
In this 1979 photo, Switzer poses prior to the Sooners' season. The Sooners finished 11-1 that year with a win over Florida State in the Orange Bowl. OU's only loss was to Texas. PHOTO BY DON TULLOUS, The Oklahoman Archive
Happy Birthday wish from Don Key, former OU player for whom the team’s Don Key Award was named after a kidney injury ended his career:
"(Happy Birthday to) a much loved coach. I am deeply humbled by the great honor you bestowed upon me as I faced the greatest of sorrow and defeat. I appreciate that you looked past each 'player' to see each 'man.'"

1979: Switzer at the stadium
In this 1979 photo, Switzer poses prior to the Sooners' season. The Sooners finished 11-1 that year with a win over Florida State in the Orange Bowl. OU's only loss was to Texas. PHOTO BY DON TULLOUS, The Oklahoman Archive

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