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RIP Jack Tatum

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MileHigh, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    61 years old. Put the hit on Darryl Stingley that left Stingley a quadraplegic in 1978.

  2. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    RIP, Assassin.

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  3. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Wow. Way too young. RIP.
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    An all-time Raider. Hard to believe he only played for nine years. Seeing that photo of the Sammy White hit reminded me how small he was. I was at the Stingley game as a kid, there are probably at least 10 worse looking hits every week in the NFL. I never got the impression that Tatum "enjoyed" his rep, but figured at his size he needed every edge he could get.
  5. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Oh wow. I'm an Oakland native and this is a sad day.
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    And a great Buckeye.
  7. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    He played HS football at the town across the river from us, rivals back in the day.

    Even as a little kid I heard people talking about him and having to play against him.
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member


    The guy could hit. He had the 3 hardest hits I've even watched on Earl Cambell/ Sammy White/ Rob Lyttle
  9. Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts Active Member

    Don't forget hit on Riley Odoms huge Bronco tight end. Tatum laid him out. Knocking out Earl Campbell is a feat in itself.

    A lot of what Tatum did would be illegal today, but that doesn't make him a dirty player. That was how the NFL was played then.
  10. McCrank

    McCrank Member

    Good riddance.
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Classy, McCrank.
  12. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    Listen to Boston radio this afternoon. They had Steve Grogan on, and he basically said he couldn't say anything nice about Tatum, given the way he acted following the Stingley hit (i.e., not reaching out to Stingley until he had a book to sell).
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