Jack Mildren is perhaps best known as the “Godfather of the Wishbone” going back to his quarterbacking days at the University of Oklahoma. Mildren set records in his 1971 senior season that have since been exceeded. The Sooners posted an 11-1 record with the wishbone averaging a remarkable 472.4 yards rushing per game. Mildren set records for most rushing yards in a season (1,140 – 1971), most career touchdown passes (25), and season passing efficiency (209.0 – 1971) record.
Following his collegiate career, Mildren played three seasons of professional football before retiring. He continued to stay in the public eye when in 1990 when he was elected to as the 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma.