Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Former Sooner All-American Dies

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Jack Mitchell OU's first All-American QB dies at age 85: Jack Mitchell, the first OU quarterback to earn All-America honors, died Sunday in Sun City, Ariz., from cancer. He was 85. His death was confirmed by Kansas associate athletic director John Hadl. Mitchell coached at Kansas from 1958 to 1966 and left with an overall record of 44-42-5. His best teams were in 1960 (7-2-1), 1961 (7-3-1) and 1962 (6-3-1). At Oklahoma, Mitchell was named an All-American in 1948. Mitchell was a two-time all conference selection and still holds the NCAA Division I-A record for career punt return average with 23.6 yards per return from 1946-48. He was named MVP of OU’s 14-6 win in the 1949 Sugar Bowl against North Carolina. (Tulsa World)

Former OU QB Jack Mitchell had profound impact: The Oklahoman

Remembering Jack Mitchell -- A dashing Sooner: The Oklahoman
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