This article on former quarterback and football coach Jack Mitchell appeared in the Arizona Daily Sun on July 13, 2002.
(Reporter’s note: Mitchell died in 2009 at age 85 in Sun City, Arizona.)
Memories of football glory
By Ed Odeven
Old guys love to tell tales of their younger days. Jack Mitchell, a former All-American quarterback for Oklahoma, is no exception.
In a recent interview at his Munds Park home, Mitchell, 79, reminisced about his career — a career that brought him in close contact with exceptional athletes like Gale Sayers and Wilt Chamberlain.
Mitchell grew up in Arkansas City, Kan. and was an all-state basketball and football player and a state tennis champion.
“I played athletics all through school, from first grade and up,” he said. “The Lord was just good to me in that direction.”
Mitchell went to the University of Texas to play for coach…
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