Sunday, September 02, 2007

Sooner Legend: Jack "Indian Jack" Jacobs


At 1:50 PM, Blogger john a jacobs said...

Indian Jack Jacobs was my father. He was very proud of his Creek heritage and was one heck of an athlete. The reason he was such a great football player was because he loved to play the game. I remember going to watch the Minnesota Vikings practice in Winston Salem one year when my dad was scouting for the Vikes and then Head Coach Bud Grant. I was also able to accept his awards for being inducted into the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. I sat beside the son of Jim Thorpe at the Oklahoma Induction. As of now, my dad is in six Hall of Fames. On January 12, 1973, my dad and I were raking leaves in the backyard and he fell over and died of a heart attack. I was 13. It was devastating, however, I took tha positive out of it and was glad I was there with him in his fianl moments. Today, when I go run the mountain trails in East Tennessee and western North Carolina, I take two more with me. I take my Dad and I take God. That way, i know it is impossible to fail. Long live my Dad..Indian Jack Jacobs!

At 2:32 PM, Blogger Love2Cheer said...

John, Is there anyway I could contact you to write me a letter about your Dad? I am 10 years old and I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I am working on a school project on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and their history.

Thank you so much.

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