Jimmy Harris was 25-0 as a starting quarterback at OU, 1954-56, leading the Sooners to two national championships. He played four years in the NFL as a defensive back, with 11 career interceptions for the Eagles, Rams, Texans (Chiefs) and Cowboys. He has been a successful Louisiana oil man for decades. The only bowl game I played in was in Miami (1956). It was a beautiful place. We were all fascinated. Most of us had never been to Florida. The biggest thing was getting in shape. At that time, you didn’t play into December. In those days, we felt we were as good as anybody in the country. We went down there with that attitude. Jason White came up to me once and said he would trade his Heisman for a national championship. It means everything to me. That’s the ultimate. It’s something I’m very, very proud of. Bud (Wilkinson) was such a team man. It was all about the team. We were talented. Very talented. Our first, second and third strings had some great players. Bud didn’t want you big, he wanted you fast and quick. The best player I ever played with at Oklahoma, I guess my buddy Jerry Tubbs. He was intelligent and he was extremely quick. He could have played anywhere. I’m sure other people may have had more talent. Hell, I say that, if he’d been lifting weights and the whole shooting match, he’d have been a 250-pound linebacker. He was quick, quick, quick. My favorite teammate was probably Clendon Thomas. He was real smart. He roomed with the quarterback. Clendon, he had a great attitude. Tommy (McDonald, the other halfback) loved Tommy. I hate to say that. Tommy was a good team man. But Clendon was better. Both made all-pro. Clendon was not like "give me the ball, give me the ball, give me the ball.” It was what’s best for the team. I played for Wilkinson and Tom Landry. They were extremely talented. Landry, you had to get to know him. Bud was much more personable. Bud’s the reason I came to Oklahoma. Landry was more personable once you got into a groove with him. Football’s important in Oklahoma. It’s just something we’ve got a track record with and everybody wants to expand on it. It’s awful important to everybody. Football got me an education. I have two degrees. Wilkinson, way back when I came back and coached a year and worked on my degree, he highly-recommended I get my geology degree and not coach. His personality was such, it was a lot more than just making great football teams. He wanted to make great adults and citizens. He was the most influential person in my life. My dad died when I was 10 years old. Never had a father figure. I listed to Bud when I got to Oklahoma. He was everything to me. I would do anything to keep his record and everything he’s done out in front. And Oklahoma does a great job with that. I grew up in Terrell, Texas. I already had a work ethic from my high school coach, Leon Vineyard, an old tough lineman from North Texas State. We won a state championship my senior year. Just a tremendous coach. He had a hell of an influence on me. Coaches gave you something to try to obtain. A goal to look at. Bud, hell, the first time I ever met him, he came down to Terrell, I was impressed. He wasn’t loud or tough. He basically said if I came to Oklahoma, whether I played a down or not, you will get a degree. I wasn’t from a poor, poor family. But we weren’t rich by any means. I had to work, delivering papers. My mother worked full time. My two older sisters didn’t go to college. Bud’s charisma, it just bubbled over. I thought that ‘til the day he died. I’m getting sentimental. I don’t tear up most of the time. I’ve had a good life. Been a winner in most everything I’ve done. Winning national championships, it’s an accomplishment you will carry with you all your life.