Where are they now…It sure ran in the familyBy Carl PfeifferIf you are from Oklahoma than you know who the three Selmon brothers are. Former Sooner head coach Barry Switzer said: “The Selmon brothers are unique,” Switzer said. “Never before and never since have three brothers ever started and played side by side in the history of major-college football.That’s what Lucious, Dewey and Lee Roy Selmon did in ’73 and remain heroes to Sooner fans everywhere as all three brothers were All-Americans.Switzer concluded his remarks by saying, “Hopefully, someday, a heroic statue of the Selmon brothers in uniform will be on our campus at the University of Oklahoma.”Maybe someday there will be a statue at OU and maybe there will be one outside Raymond James Stadium for two of the brothers. Dewey and Lee Roy lined up for the Bucs defense from ’76 to ‘80. All Buc fans know how great Lee Roy was as a fierce pass-rushing defensive end and hall of famer but, his younger brother Dewey was no slouch either.For five seasons Dewey line up behind big brother Lee Roy and the two of them anchored one of the best defenses in Bucs history…including the ’79 defense that led the Bucs from worst to first and to the NFC Championship game. After five seasons the Selmon brothers were separated as Dewey was traded to San Diego where he played one more season before retiring. Since his retirement Dewey as remain a stalwart of the Oklahoma community. After his one year with the Chargers Dewey returned to Norman and worked as an oil and gas consultant. He served on the Norman Housing Authority board, and in the early 90’s he opened his own construction business. Selmon remains active in Norman to include construction at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.An Academic All-American in 1975, Selmon also led fundraising efforts at Norman’s Food and Shelter for Friends. He has also been involved the United Way, the American Lung Association and the Ronald McDonald House.Recently Dewey was inducted into the Oklahoma state athletic hall of fame and still follows the fortunes of his former team closely.link
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