Jimmy Harris (2013)

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Don and Beverly Clark

The University of Oklahoma, (OU) never lost a football game when Jimmy Harris started at quarterback. The Sooners also won national championships in 1955 and 1956 with Harris calling the signals. Harris, a native of Terrell, Texas, was 25-0 as a starter at OU. Harris was drafted in the fifth round of the 1957 National Football League Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. The unbeaten collegiate quarterback was a defensive back as a professional. He played for the Los Angeles Rams (1958) and the Dallas Cowboys (1961) and with the American Football League’s Dallas Texans in 1960. In 35 career NFL contests, he intercepted nine passes. In 1960 with the AFL’s Texans, Harris picked off two passes in 14 games. Harris did not play football in 1959, returning to Norman to finish his degree in geology. While on campus, Harris worked on Bud Wilkinson’s coaching staff.  Following his football career Harris entered the oil business, and founded Midroc Operating Company in 1966.