Jack Mildren
Date of birth: 10-10-1949
Date of death: 22-05-2008
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This is a page for family and friends to gather, share their memories,and celebrate the life of our close friend Jack Mildren. Please feel free ...

This is a page for family and friends to gather, share their memories,and celebrate the life of our close friend Jack Mildren. Please feel free to celebrate his life with us by leaving your memories and photos.

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  • 1 year, 11 months
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    I loved OU football back in the day before I went to OSU. Jack and company made my saturdays in high school. Living in st. louis, people gave me a lot of grief for wearing OU stuff. Jack was obviously bigger than I saw him as a teen just by seeing his accomplisments. Thanks Jack for giving this kid someone to idolize! OU saw some great ones like Sam B., but Mildren was a one of a kind!

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  • 5 years, 7 months
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    I was surprised to see a picture of the great wish bone offensive players face on fanhouse and of Jack's untimely death. I was at a football camp at CW Post College on Long Island, NY - That was in 1974, my first year in high school going to quarterback football camp. One thing I remembered most about Jack was the way he would tell all of us quarterbacks to stop slapping the ball before we through it. I guess that was one of his pet peeves! I remember him telling me how many cleats he wore out dragging his toe along the ground for timing when using the wishbone in offensive plays. I never used the wishbone where I played quarterback but I can still do what he taught me to this day - it was actually a pretty neat play and creative (which my high school coach lacked) but Jack impressed upon me at that camp how to play the position pretty well. I didn't know what happened to him afterwards but apparently he became a great success in life as he was as a college quarterback. Only those that new him will be able to say how he will be missed and remembered. My thoughts and prays are with his family and friends that stood with him until the end! I can only hope he is running God's offensive team on those golden streets! God Speed Jack!

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  • 6 years, 3 months
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    As Adam said, Jack Mildren set the bar high, not only for Abilene Cooper graduates, but also for the citizens of Abilene. As a graduate of Abilene High School (1982) I also remember Mr. Mildren as a legend in Abilene. Mr. Mildren embodied the characteristics of the true student athlete that I know my parents wanted me to strive for and that I want my children to strive for. He was a true West Texan. Mr. Mildren will live on in the hearts and minds of all those from Abilene. I know that he will rest in peace.

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  • 6 years, 3 months
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    He set the bar high for Cooper graduates, and I am proud to have walked the halls he walked and played on the field he played on.

    CHS, 1982

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  • 6 years, 6 months
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    I remember when you played for the patriots. You were great out on the field. You're in a much better place now. RIP

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  • 6 years, 6 months
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    OU football legend Jack Mildren dies after a battle with stomach cancer.

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