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Jack Mildren in the OU record books

Modified: May 23, 2008 at 11:33 am •  Published: May 23, 2008
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Why was he called the Godfather of the Wishbone? A quick glance through the Oklahoma record books will tell you how Jack Mildren earned such a fitting nickname.

At a school that ran the football as well as any in the country for the better part of two decades, Mildren's career statistics stack up with just about any player to ever wear the crimson and cream, especially at the quarterback position.

Rushing yards in a season: 1,289 in 1971

Rank: No. 10 overall, No. 1 among quarterbacks

Rushing attempts in a season: 223 in 1971

Rank: No. 9 overall, No. 1 among QBs

Rushing attempts in a career: 541

Rank: No. 10 overall, No. 1 among QBs

Rushing touchdowns in a season: 20 in 1971

Rank: No. 5 overall, No. 1 among QBs

Rushing touchdowns in a career: 32

Rank: No. 10 overall, No. 3 among quarterbacks

100-yard rushing games in a season: 8 in 1971

Rank: No. 8 overall, No. 1 among quarterbacks

Compiled by Scott Wright

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