Don Faurot
Bernie Bierman
Gomer Jones
Bear Bryant
Jim Tatum
Pop Ivy

See also

Bud Wilkinson

Knowledge Identifier: +Bud_Wilkinson


Bud Wilkinson

American football player, coach, broadcaster, and politician add

Category: Football

Born in 1916.

Countries: United States (63%), Oklahoma (21%), Minnesota (5%)

Main connections: Don Faurot, Bernie Bierman, Gomer Jones

Linked to: University of Oklahoma, College Football Hall of Fame, Syracuse University, College All-Star Game




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Bud Wilkinson was born in 1916 add something


Wilkinson's mother died when he was seven, and his father sent him to the Shattuck School in Faribault, Minnesota, where he excelled in five sports and graduated in 1933 add something


He enrolled at the University of Minnesota, where, as a guard and quarterback for head coach Bernie Bierman, Wilkinson helped lead the Golden Gophers to three consecutive national championships from 1934 to 1936 add something


In 1943, he joined the U.S. Navy, where he was an assistant to Don Faurot with the Iowa Pre-Flight Seahawks football team and served as a hangar deck officer on the USS Enterprise add something


Following World War II, Jim Tatum, the new head coach at the University of Oklahoma, persuaded Wilkinson to join his staff in 1946 add something


Dee Andros - Andros played college football at Oklahoma from 1946 to 1949, under hall of fame head coach Bud Wilkinson


Jim Owens - Owens played college football at the University of Oklahoma from 1946 to 1949, under head coach Bud Wilkinson


Darrell Royal - Royal played quarterback and defensive back at the University of Oklahoma under his mentor, coach Bud Wilkinson from 1946 to 1949


Earlier, the Sooners ran off 31 consecutive wins from 1948 to 1950 add something


Pop Ivy - In 1948, Ivy entered the coaching ranks when he was hired as an assistant to Bud Wilkinson at his alma mater, spending six seasons with the Sooners


Between 1953 and 1957, Wilkinson's Oklahoma squads won 47 straight games, a record that still stands at the highest level of college football add something


Wilkinson's 1955 Oklahoma team is widely considered to be one of the greatest teams in college football history, regardless of era add something


Eddie Crowder - He was an assistant head coach for Red Blaik at Army in 1955 and for Bud Wilkinson at Oklahoma from 1956 to 1962


Wilkinson did not suffer his first conference loss until 1959 against Nebraska, his 79th conference game add something


While at Oklahoma, Wilkinson served on the President's Council on Physical Fitness from 1961 to 1964 add something


Lance Rentzel - Rentzel played college football at the University of Oklahoma under famous coach Bud Wilkinson, where he starred as a versatile all-around halfback from 1962 to 1964


Bear Bryant - The 1962 season ended with a victory in the Orange Bowl over Bud Wilkinson's University of Oklahoma Sooners


After retiring from coaching following the 1963 season, Wilkinson entered into politics and, in 1965, became a broadcaster with ABC Sports add something


Following the 1963 season, his 17th at Oklahoma, Wilkinson retired from coaching at the age of 47 add something


Gomer Jones - After serving at an assistant coach for 17 years under Bud Wilkinson at the University of Oklahoma, Jones helmed the Sooners for two seasons in 1964 and 1965, compiling a record of 9–11–1


In 1965, Wilkinson joined ABC Sports as their lead color commentator on college football telecasts, teaming with Chris Schenkel and, later, Keith Jackson add something


Wilkinston entertained seeking the other Oklahoma U.S. Senate seat in 1968, but did not run add something


Wilkinson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1969 add something


Wilkinson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1969 add something

Bud Wilkinson died in 1994 add something


Through 2012, Johnson is the last Democrat to carry Oklahoma in a presidential election add something


Through 2016, Johnson is the last Democrat to carry Oklahoma in a presidential election add something