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Encyclopedia > Jack Ham

Jack Raphael Ham, Jr. (born December 23, 1948 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh) is a former American Football linebacker who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is considered one of the greatest outside linebackers in the history of the NFL. December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Johnstown is a city located in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The defensive team or defense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage not in possession of the ball. ... Conference AFC Division North Year Founded 1933 Home Field Heinz Field City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team Colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 508-498-21 The Pittsburgh Steelers are a National Football League team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ...


He was the Pittsburgh Steelers Second Round draft pick (34th overall) in the 1971 NFL Draft out of Penn State, where he was an All-American. He won the starting left linebacker job as a rookie. He was All-Pro seven years and was named to eight straight Pro Bowls. Conference AFC Division North Year Founded 1933 Home Field Heinz Field City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team Colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 508-498-21 The Pittsburgh Steelers are a National Football League team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... The NFL draft is an annual event in which National Football League franchises take turns selecting amateur football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ... The defensive team or defense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage not in possession of the ball. ... Rookie is a term for a person who is in their first year of play of their sport and has little or no experience. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues All-Star game. ...


Ham's career statistics include 25 sacks, 21 fumbles recovered, and 32 interceptions. As these numbers indicate, Ham had a flair for the big play, guided by some of the best football instincts ever found in a linebacker. Ham won 4 Super Bowl titles during his 12 year career, all of it spent with the Steelers.


Ham retired from professional football in 1982 and began a career as a radio personality. He is currently a sports analyst for Penn State Radio Network and hosts a radio show in Pittsburgh. He also appears as an analyst on the Westwood One radio network, a natural progression for a player so in tune with the strategic aspect of football. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988. Ham and his family currently reside in the Pittsburgh surburbs. 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Westwood One, Inc. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is actually the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ...


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Member - Pro Football Hall of Fame (0 words)
Jack Ham was a consensus All-America at Penn State and the 34th player taken in the 1971 National Football League Draft.
Ham, who was born December 23, 1948, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, quickly earned the reputation as a big-play defender and one of the finest outside linebackers in the game.
Ham was named to the All-AFC team for the first time in 1973 and then was a universal All-Pro choice the next six seasons through the 1979 campaign.
Jack Ham - Search Results - MSN Encarta (150 words)
Ham, Jack, born in 1948, American football player, who played linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s and early 1980s, when the team’s...
Jack Ham, one of the greatest outside linebackers in pro football history, retired after 12...
JACK HAM : Class of 1988 Linebacker >>> 6-1, 225 (Penn State) 1971-1982 Pittsburgh Steelers Jack Raphael Ham, Jr.
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