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Old 07-27-2010, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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The "Assassin" Jack Tatum passed away today from a heart attack he 61....
Everyone has seen the famous collision with Earl Campbell on the end zone..He was one to remember........
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Asheville
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R.i.p. 32
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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Am I the only one that thinks it was ridiculous for ESPN to note that Tatum will be remembered for paralyzing a guy in a 1978 preseason game?
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Am I the only one that thinks it was ridiculous for ESPN to note that Tatum will be remembered for paralyzing a guy in a 1978 preseason game?
probably
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Am I the only one that thinks it was ridiculous for ESPN to note that Tatum will be remembered for paralyzing a guy in a 1978 preseason game?
Does anyone remember him for anything else? I don't.
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Asheville
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maybe for being one of the top safties in the game when he played.
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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How time flies !

Seems like yesterday I was watching Bob Hope introducing the All American team.

I can still hear Tatum saying in a deep gravely voice------" Jack Tatum, Ohio State "
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:36 PM
 
Location: When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic
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Default And what about Immaculate Reception ?

2 great articles from Bergen Record my Jersey newspaper - Jack Tatum was Passaic, NJ after all NorthJersey.com: Tatum or NorthJersey.com: Rowe: Jack Tatum accepted role of intimidator
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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maybe for being one of the top safties in the game when he played.
I was not alive when he played. So I have a difficult time recalling that.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:36 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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Does anyone remember him for anything else? I don't.
Of course, he was a key ingridient in arguably the most famous play in NFL history, "The Immaculate Reception" when he collided mid-air with Frenchy Fuqua, causing the ball to go caroming backwards to Franco Harris.

Also, who could forget Super Bowl XI, when he almost took Sammy White's head off. Surprisingly, White held onto the ball.
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