All-American: Jack Mildren

Rufus Alexander

Jack Mildren, QB - 1971
When people talk about the powerful wishbone offenses of the 1970s at OU, Jack Mildren's name comes up every time. The 1971 All-American was the quarterback of one of the greatest offenses in college football history. During that year, the Sooners led the country in rushing, total offense and scoring.

Combining speed (4.6 in the 40) and a strong arm, Mildren was an exciting player to watch. An extremely accurate passer, Mildren owns the school record for passing efficiency with a rating of 207.1 during the 1970 season.

Mildren equaled his athletic accomplishments in the classroom. Some of his honors include the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete, Graduate Fellowship Winner-National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame, National Collegiate Athletic Association and GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American. He was inducted into the GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 1998.

He was drafted in the second round by the Baltimore Colts in 1972. Mildren served as Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma from 1990 to 1994.

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