Jack Jacobs

Bio

Full name: John Jacobs

Preferred name: Jack

Other nicknames: Indian Jack

Born: Aug. 7, 1919 in Holdenville, OK

Died: Jan. 12, 1974

Last Season (1956) Vitals:
  • Height: 6′ 1″
  • Weight: 186 lbs
  • Position: QB
Amateur Programs
  • Oklahoma
  • Muskogee HS (Muskogee, OK)
7 Season Career

Active years: 1950–1956
Active teams (3):

  • WPG 1950–1954
  • SAR 1955
  • LDN 1956

96 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 94 regular season games
  • 2 Grey Cup appearances (0 championship wins)
2 Grey Cup Appearances
Season/Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
7 seasons (3 teams)
(Rank: T2258th,
80th percentile,
5 CFL seasons)
94
(Rank: T1975th,
83rd percentile,
74 CFL games)
0 2
1950 WPG QB, K 27 12 -- 1
1951 WPG QB, K 27 14 -- 0
1952 WPG QB, K 27 16 -- 0
1953 WPG QB 27 16 -- 1
1954 WPG QB, K 87 16 -- 0
1955 SAR QB 27 12 -- 0
1956 LDN QB 8 -- 0
Jack Jacobs Records Held and Approached

CategoryRankValueTeamSeasonGameLeague Record Held Span OR
Regular Season
Longest Pass – Play T41st 100 yards (TD) WPG 1951 WPG 15 @ EDM 8 Tied Oct. 1, 1951
 
Grey Cup
Passing Yards – Game -- 358 yards WPG 1953 WPG 6 vs HAM 12 Nov. 28, 1953–Nov. 27, 1954
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Jack Jacobs was inducted into the Player wing in 1963 (charter member) (Canadian Football Hall of Fame profile).

Winnipeg Blue Bombers WFC Hall of Fame

Jack Jacobs was inducted into the Player wing in 1984.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Ring of Honour

Jack Jacobs was inducted into the Player wing in 2017.

Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

Jack Jacobs was inducted into the Player wing in 2004.

  • London Lords (1956 – 1957)

Jack Jacobs's Head Coaching Record
ORFU
SeasonGPWLTPCTPFPA
Regular Season2211920.591444287
Playoffs62400.333114133
1 – Interim
  • 1963 Backfield (EDM)