Jack Mildren (1998)

Induction Sponsored by
The University of Oklahoma
Athletic Department


An All-American quarterback at the University of Oklahoma in 1971, Jack Mildren pioneered the wishbone offense and set school records in his senior year for passing efficiency with a 209.9 rating, the quarterback season rushing record of 1,140 yards, and most career touchdown passes with 25.  With the wishbone averaging 472.4 yards rushing per game, he led the Sooners to an 11-1 record, the lone lost to Nebraska in the 1971 “Game of the Century”.  He was an Academic All-American in 1971 and the Sugar Bowl MVP in 1972.  He played defensive back in the NFL for three years with the Baltimore Colts.  He was elected Lt. Governor of Oklahoma in 1990 and was inducted into the GTE Academic Hall of Fame in 1998.