Charles Burnham Wilkinson – American football coach, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During his student years, his athletic talent manifested itself comprehensively. Later, Charles became an assistant football coach at the University of Syracuse, as well as Minnesota. In 1943, the athlete was part of the US Navy. Then in 1945 he became an assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma, and in 1947 led the coaching.
His team during the years 1948-1951 won 31 consecutive victories, and from 1953 to 1957 won 47 games. This is the longest period of victories in the history of American football. In 1949, Charles Burnham Wilkinson received the title of Coach of the Year. His swift Oklahoma team won the title of champions in 1950, 1955, 1956.
From 1961 to 1964, Wilkinson headed the sports program for the youth of President Kennedy. Charles coached the professional football team of the St. Louis Cardinals from 1978 to 1979. But after winning 11 of 32 games, Wilkinson retired from the sport.