OSU Starter Dies in Crash

5-24-05 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma State football player has been killed in an automobile accident in the Dallas area.

Cowboy coach Mike Gundy says starting safety Vernon Grant was killed in the accident last night. Officials say Gant died at a Dallas hospital after the crash just after 10 last night. Details of the accident are still sketchy.

Gundy calls Grant's death a "terrible loss" and says Grant was a "terrific young man."

Grant was 22, from Duncanville, Texas, and would have been a senior this season. Last year he made 59 tackles, two quarterback sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

Gant was a three-year starter in the Cowboy secondary. His mother died last August.