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|Artist||Abbie Rowe, photographer for the National Park Service|
|Credit||John F. Kennedy Presidential Library|
|Desc||U.S. President John F. Kennedy and University of Oklahoma football coach Charles "Bud" Wilkinson in the Oval Office.|
American football player and coach; sports announcer
Bud Wilkinson is ...
|Born||23 April 1916 in Minneapolis|
|Died||9 February 1994|
|Age||77 years, 10 months|
|Sex or gender||male|
|Country of citizenship||United States of America|
|Occupation||American football player|
About Bud Wilkinson
Bud Wilkinson was a football legend, known for his success both on and off the field. Born in 1916 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Wilkinson grew up with a passion for sports. He attended the University of Minnesota, where he played football and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
After college, Wilkinson began his coaching career at Syracuse University before moving on to the University of Oklahoma in 1947. It was there that he made his mark, leading the Sooners to three national championships and 14 conference titles over the course of his 17-year tenure.
Wilkinson's success on the field was matched by his commitment to his players' academic and personal development. He was a pioneer in the use of sports psychology and emphasized the importance of mental preparation in addition to physical training.
After retiring from coaching in 1963, Wilkinson became a sports announcer for ABC and later CBS. He continued to be involved in football, serving as a consultant for the NFL and as a member of the College Football Hall of Fame selection committee.
Wilkinson's impact on the sport of football cannot be overstated. He was a trailblazer in his approach to coaching and a mentor to countless players and coaches. His legacy lives on in the many lives he touched and the countless championships he helped bring home.
- "Bud Wilkinson." Encyclopedia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Bud-Wilkinson
- "Bud Wilkinson." College Football Hall of Fame. https://www.cfbhall.com/about/bud-wilkinson/
Wilkinson suffered a series of minor strokes and, on February 9, 1994, he died of congestive heart failure in St. Louis at the age of 77. He is interred at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
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