Jack Jacobs was a legendary Canadian Football League quarterback for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Though his career was relatively short he threw the ball for 11,094 yards and 104 touchdowns during an era when running the ball was more common. His exciting passing game drew thousands of fans to Blue Bombers games, instigating the need for the city to build a larger stadium, Winnipeg Stadium (now called Canad Inns Stadium). The stadium, built in 1953, was nicknamed "the house that Jack built" because of Jacobs contribution to the success of the team. Since Jacobs' time the CFL has become known for its fast, wide-open passing game, a feature that distinguishes it from the slower, more run-dominated National Football League. Jacobs was elected into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1963. The Canadian Football League (CFL), also known by its French name, Ligue canadienne de football (LCF), is a professional league located entirely in Canada that plays Canadian football. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers is a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... Canad Inns Stadium (formerly Winnipeg Stadium) is a Canadian football stadium located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... Canad Inns Stadium (formerly Winnipeg Stadium) is a Canadian football stadium located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... The Canadian Football Hall of Fame officially opened as a museum to dedicate football in Canada on November 28, 1972. ...
Jacobs, with the command element of the lead company, called for and directed air strikes on the enemy positions to facilitate a renewed attack.
Jacobs was an adviser to a Vietnamese infantry battalion when it came under a devastating fire that disabled the commander.
Jacobs served on the faculty of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the National War College in Washington, D.C. After retirement, he founded and was chief operating officer of Auto Finance Group.
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