Sad news from California that Jack Tatum has died after a courageous battle with mutliple health problems including severe diabetes that took his leg some years ago.
Tatum was a ferocious hitter, and earned (cultivated?) that reputatation in the NFL.
As our rival on the field for OSU, I honestly don't ever recall Tatum drawing a single personal foul or ever once laying a dirty hit on a Michigan player. Indeed, while he was involved in some frightening plays in the NFL, I always marveled at his skill. He was a tough player, not a dirty player.
Rest in Peace, Jack Tatum. You were one of the great ones.