OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - He went from an Abilene high school
gridiron to become an Oklahoma football legend and a lieutenant
Jack Mildren died yesterday at an Oklahoma City hospital
after a long battle with stomach cancer.
He was 58. Mildren was a star quarterback at Abilene's Cooper High School before becoming the first Sooners quarterback to run the famed OU wishbone offense in 1971.
He went on to become Oklahoma's lieutenant governor before
losing a bid for governor in 1994.
Former Bryan head coach and current school board president Merrill Green coached Mildren in high school.
Green will share some of his memories of Mildren on News 3 at 6 & 10.
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