Jack Bighead
No. 80,86     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1930-04-23)April 23, 1930
Place of birth: Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Date of death: April 28, 1993(1993-04-28) (aged 63)
Place of death: Parker, Arizona
Career information
College: Pepperdine University
NFL Draft: 1952 / Round: 15 / Pick: 170
(By the Dallas Texans)
Debuted in 1954 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1955 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 1948 Little All-American Honors

John 'Jack' Bighead (April 23, 1930 – April 28, 1993) was a Euchee Indian who starred in football at L.A. Poly High in the 1940s and was a professional American football end in the National Football League (NFL). He was a 1948 graduate of Pepperdine University after earning Little All-American honors in football and track.

After serving in the Navy, he played two years in the National Football League. He was drafted in the 15th round by the Dallas Texans in 1952. Jack Bighead then played professionally for the 1954 Baltimore Colts and then for the 1955 Los Angeles Rams.

He joined the teaching staff of the Anaheim Union High School District in 1957, teaching and coaching at Western and Magnolia where he was also known to always be carrying a clipboard as his character "Little Boy" did in the (1951) movie Jim Thorpe - All-American. He joined the Katella faculty when it opened in 1966 and coached track and taught health before retiring in 1987.


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