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Where are they now

Football star Terry McMillan is still proud of Ol' Mizzou


Terry McMillan was part of the squad that made it to the 1970 Orange Bowl. Now he’s in the insurance business.

With the recent success of the Missouri football program, many tailgating conversations have broached the subject of “greatest Tiger team ever.” You can’t have that discussion without mentioning the 1969 co-Big 8 champions led by quarterback Terry McMillan.

“We weren’t a bunch of stars. We were just a bunch of guys that played well together,” McMillan says of the squad that made it to the 1970 Orange Bowl.

McMillan lives in Dallas and works for Diversified Insurance Management, which specializes in insurance needs for RVs across the country. After a brief stint with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League in 1970, he began a 40-year career in the insurance business. McMillan and his wife, Darlene, have been married for 33 years and have three daughters and three grandchildren.

“People are always asking me to compare our team to the team of today, and my answer is, 'We didn't have the modern facilities, nor their size and strength, but I think both teams have made Ol’ Mizzou proud," McMillan says.

The Orange Bowl was McMillan’s last collegiate game, a 10-3 loss to Penn State in which the Tigers turned the ball over a staggering nine times.

“That was a difficult game for me to get over because we had such a fine year, and I had a very bad game,” McMillan says. “I probably learned more from that defeat than I would have learned if we would have won.”

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