American Football Database
American Football Database
Jake Kupp
Date of birth: (1941-03-12) March 12, 1941 (age 80)
Place of birth: Pasadena, California
Career information
Position(s): Guard
College: Washington
NFL Draft: 1964 / Round: 9 / Pick: 116
 As player:
Dallas Cowboys
Washington Redskins
Atlanta Falcons
New Orleans Saints
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1 (1969)
Awards: Saints Hall of Fame (1991)
Saints 25-Year All-Time Team
Honors: All NFL Rookie Team (1964)
Saints Offensive Captain (1969-72,74)
Playing stats at

Jacob Ralph Kupp (born March 12, 1941 in Pasadena, California) is a former American football guard in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, and the New Orleans Saints. Kupp played college football at the University of Washington and was drafted in the ninth round of the 1964 NFL Draft. His son Craig Kupp played quarterback for the Phoenix Cardinals in 1991, the same year that Jake was inducted into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame. Jake currently resides in Yakima, Washington.

Early years

He attended Sunnyside High School in Washington and would go on to play college football at the University of Washington, where he played offensive tackle and offensive end. He was part of two Rose Bowl teams. Kupp was also a pitcher for the baseball team.

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

Kupp was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the ninth round of the 1964 NFL Draft. Although he played offensive end in college, he was converted to offensive guard, where he made the All-Rookie Team. He remained with the team one more year, before being traded to the Washington Redskins at the end of the 1965 season, along with Brig Owens and Mitch Johnson, in exchange for Jim Steffen and a draft choice.[1]

Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins tried to play him at tight end without much success and left him unprotected for the 1967 NFL Expansion Draft

New Orleans Saints (first stint)

Kupp became one of the original members of the New Orleans Saints, after being selected in the 1967 NFL Expansion Draft, playing 5 regular season games before being released.

Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons claimed him off the waiver wire and would play for them the rest of the 1967 season

New Orleans Saints (second stint)

In 1968 the Saints acquired him back via a trade and by 1969 he had made the Pro Bowl as an offensive guard. He was a team captain during several seasons.

Kupp was inducted into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame and also selected to the Saints All-40th Anniversary team.

Personal life

Jake was once voted one of the best dressed in New Orleans.


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