Jack Tatum was a three-time Pro Bowler with the Oakland Raiders and a star at Ohio State, died Tuesday of a heart attack. Tatum was 61.
Tatum made three Pro Bowl appearances and a Super Bowl win with the Oakland Raiders. Tatum is always defined by a single hi made in a 1978 exhibition game that left Darryl Stingley a quadriplegic for life.
Tatum was a three-time first-team All-Big Ten player for Woody Hayes’ Buckeyes from 1968-70 and twice earned All-America honors.
Tatum had been in ill-health for some time. After retiring from the NFL, Tatum battled with diabetes, a disease that wound up forcing the amputation of all five toes on his left foot, then later his right leg.