Jack Tatum

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Birthday
18, 1949
Birthplace
Cherryville, NC
Death Date
Jul 27, 2010 (60)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
18, 1949
Birthplace
Cherryville, NC
Death Date
Jul 27, 2010 (60)

About

Oakland Raiders safety nicknamed The Assassin for his terrific hits, including one that left a Patriots receiver paralyzed.

Before Fame

He had little interest in sports until high school, when he joined the football team and quickly earned All-American honors.

Trivia

In his 10 seasons in the NFL he was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and won the Super Bowl in 1977.

Family Life

He was married to Denise Tatum. He grew up in Passaic, New Jersey.

Associated With

He was also the defender on one of the NFL's most famous plays - the Immaculate Reception - aiding in the interception of Terry Bradshaw's pass.