Jack Sack
File:1922 Jack Sack.jpeg
No. 10 (Columbus), 9 (Canton)[1]
Position:Guard, Tackle
Personal information
Born:(1902-02-22)February 22, 1902
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died:March 7, 1980(1980-03-07) (aged 78)
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College:University of Pittsburgh
Career history
*Columbus Tigers (1923)

Jack Sack (born Jacob Bernard Sacklowsky) was an American football player and coach. Sack was a college football player at the University of Pittsburgh and coach, and played professional football in both the National Football League and the American Football League.[2]

Early lifeEdit

Sack was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was of Russian-Polish extraction, and was Jewish.[3][4][5] He attended Fifth Avenue High School in Pittsburgh.[6]

College; University of PittsburghEdit

After playing in high school in Pittsburgh, Sack attended the University of Pittsburgh where he played for the 1920 until 1922. Sack was named Walter Camp All-America honorable mention and New York Times All-East honorable mention.[7] He was selected by Dr. L. H. Baker as a member of Pittsburgh's All-Time Team.[5]

Professional football careerEdit

Columbus TigersEdit

Sack made his professional debut in the NFL in 1923 with the Columbus Tigers. He played for the Tigers for one year.[8]

Canton BulldogsEdit

In 1926, Sack signed on with the Canton Bulldogs of the National Football League where he played under future Hall of Fame coach Pete Henry.[9]

Cleveland PanthersEdit

Sack also played in the 1926 organization of the American Football League for one year while with the Cleveland Panthers the entire time.[8] He played this one season the same time he was signed on with the Canton Bulldogs.[7]

Coaching careerEdit

Sack was the 12th head college football coach for the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes located in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, and he held that position for the 1924 season. His coaching record at Geneva was 3 wins, 4 losses, and 2 ties. As of completion of the 2007 season, this ranked him 25th at Geneva in total wins and 18th in winning percentage (44.4%).[10]


Sack was inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Western Pennsylvania in 1992.[11]

See alsoEdit


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