Jack Jacobs

Class of 1963

Jack Jacobs, a Creek Indian from Oklahoma, was known as “Indian Jack” throughout his career. He came to Canada to play with the Blue Bombers after a successful career in the United States.

During his five years in Winnipeg, “Indian Jack” completed 710 passes for 11,094 yards and 104 touchdowns and kicked 57 singles. He was the Passing Yardage Leader in the west (stats were not yet recorded in the east) in 1951, 1952, and 1953 with 3,248, 2,586 and 1,924 yards respectively.

In the 1953 championship game “Indian Jack” Jacobs completed 31 passes for 357 yards, providing a great aerial display, but, the Bombers could not defeat the powerful Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Playing Career

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1950 - 1954


  • All-Western Quarterback
    1950, 1952
  • Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy
  • Grey Cup Participation
    1950, 1953