Earl Jackson "Jack" Gregory

High School Career

Okolona High School (1958-1961)

• 4-Year football letterman

• Sportsmanship Award (’61)


College Career

University of Chattanooga (1962-1965)

• Tight end, defensive end

• Honorable Mention All-American (1965)

• Drafted by both Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills as a junior

Delta State Univeristy (1966)

• Returned to Mississippi instead of turning professional

• School record 557 yds receiving as tight end


Professional Career

Cleveland Browns (1967-1972)

• Pro Bowl selection (’69)

New York Giants (1972-1979)

• NFL sack leader (’72)

• Runner-up, NFL Defensive Player of the Year

• Pro-Bowl selection (’72, ‘75)

• Giants MVP (’75)

• Giants Defensive Player of the Year (’75)

• 91 tackles, 59 assists, 9 sacks in 1977

Cleveland Browns (1979)


Did You Know?

In 1970, in the first ABC Monday Night Football game ever aired, Jack sacked Jets quarterback Joe Namath. Jack insists it was nothing personal, but at the time said, “I waited a long, long time for that.”

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