Jack Jacobs

Jack Jacobs

              Jack Jacobs

Inducted: 1984

Member of Canadian Football Hall of Fame (Inducted 1963)

Quarterback: 1950-54

Divisional All-Star: 1950, 1952

Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy (West Division Most Outstanding Player): 1952

The Bombers were a mess when Jack Jacobs arrived in 1950, already with six years in the NFL under his belt with Cleveland, Washington and Green Bay. Signed for $6,000 to be the club’s quarterback and kicker, Jacobs was a gifted passer who drew thousands to the old Osborne Stadium and led to the construction of Winnipeg Stadium at Polo Park – dubbed ‘The House that Jack Built.’

Winnipeg went from 2-12 in 1949 to the 1950 Grey Cup game – the infamous ‘Mud Bowl’ won 13-0 by the Toronto Argonauts – and Jacobs was a mammoth part in the rebuild. Jacobs was a West All-Star in 1950 and 1952 (there were no CFL all-stars until 1962).

After his retirement following the 1954 season, Jacobs served as a scout for the Bombers and then was an assistant coach with both Hamilton and Montreal.