Former Air Force?star Dee Dowis, who set an NCAA career rushing record for quarterbacks and finished sixth in Heisman Trophy voting in 1989, was killed in an automobile accident in suburban Atlanta on Monday morning.Gwinnett County (Georgia) Police confirmed that Dowis, 48, was killed in a two-car accident on Interstate 85 around 5 a.m. ET. Dowis lived in South Carolina and worked as a pharmaceutical salesman.The Air Force Academy said it was saddened to learn the news of Dowis death in a tweet posted on the football programs official Twitter page.Pound for pound, he was one of the greatest, most gifted and talented players to have played the college game, former Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry told the Colorado Springs Gazette. Everybody in America had so much respect for him. And as great a player as he was, he was even a greater friend. His life never was about himself. All he wanted in life was to give back. This is just so tragic.Dowis was a lightly recruited player from Franklin County High School in Royston, Georgia, the hometown of baseball legend Ty Cobb. A 5-foot-10, 153-pound quarterback, Dowis enrolled at the Air Force Academy after most Southern colleges passed on him because of his smaller size.Jeff Davis, Dowis high school coach, described many of his recruiting visits in an interview with the Rocky Mountain News in 1989.Id go get [Dowis] out of class, and then Id watch [recruiters] eyes when they saw him walk in, Davis said. You could just see it in their eyes. Theyd be thinking, This is the guy?As a sophomore in 1987, Dowis took control of the Falcons wishbone offense and never looked back. He rushed for 1,315 yards, an NCAA single-season record for quarterbacks that stood for 12 seasons. Dowis ran for 972 yards as a junior and also tied an NCAA record when he completed 11 consecutive passes against Northwestern.As a senior in 1989, Dowis became the fifth player in NCAA history to run and pass for more than 1,000 yards in a season. He ran for 1,286 yards with 18 touchdowns and passed for 1,285 with seven scores. Dowis finished sixth in Heisman Trophy voting as a senior; Houston?quarterback Andre Ware won the award.Perhaps one of his greatest compliments came from former Oklahoma?coach Barry Switzer, who once said Dowis would have started at quarterback in the Sooners vaunted wishbone offense.He was the most electrifying, dynamic and exciting football player probably in the history of service academy football, ever. And yet a better person, Air Force coach Troy Calhoun, one of Dowis teammates, told the Colorado Springs Gazette. You just knew he was going to be quite, quite accomplished no matter what he did. Hands down the nicest and most humble human being, period. Dries Mertens Belgium Jersey . Jon Montgomerys gold medal in skeleton at the Whistler Sliding Centre and his subsequent auctioning off of a pitcher of beer in the village square elevated him to folk-hero status. Youri Tielemans Belgium Jersey . -- Charlie Graham stopped 67 shots as the Belleville Bulls edged the visiting Guelph Storm 6-5 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action. http://www.soccerbelgiumteamonline.com/Koen-Casteels-UEFA-European-Belgium-Jersey/ . Defenceman Yannick Weber scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the Canucks breathed a sigh of relief with a 2-1 win on Saturday night. Adnan Januzaj Jersey . The 25-year-old Japanese star has officially been posted by his club team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles. Yannick Carrasco Belgium Jersey .C. -- When North Carolina freshman Ryan Switzer reported to training camp in August he was a little miffed to learn he was third on the depth chart at punt returner. SPIELBERG, Austria -- Mercedes will run a 2014-spec car at the upcoming in-season test at Silverstone in order to help Pirelli develop its 2017 tyres.Wider tyres will be introduced in Formula One next year as part of a package of rules aimed at making the cars significantly faster and more exciting to watch. In order to prepare for the extreme demands expected to be put through the rubber next season, Pirelli has laid out an extensive testing programme, including the use of 2013 and 2014 cars this year.The tyres used at Silverstone will be the same dimensions as the current ones used in F1, but will help develop compounds and construction materials for 2017. Teesting of the wider rubber is expected to start in August once a modified 2015 chassis is available from either Ferrari, Mercedes or Red Bull.ddddddddddddAt the Silverstone test, Manor race driver and Mercedes reserve Pascal Wehrlein will be at the wheel of the Mercedes W05 focusing entirely on tyre work while Mercedes conducts a normal test programme with this years W07 chassis.Its interesting for Pirelli, for the team and even for me to get experience on the tyres for next year, Wehrlein said. Im really happy to do that, its good. ' ' '