Sooners coach: Pro wrestler Steve Williams dead

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.”