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Jack Concannon
No. 3, 11, 10
Quarterback / Halfback
Personal information
Date of birth: February 25, 1943(1943-02-25)
Place of birth: Boston, Massachusetts
Date of death: November 28, 2005 (aged 62)
Place of death: Waltham, Massachusetts
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: Boston College
NFL Draft: 1964 / Round: 2 / Pick: 16
AFL Draft: 1964 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1(By the Boston Patriots)
Debuted in 1964 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Last played in 1975 for the Detroit Lions
Career history
  • Philadelphia Eagles (1964–1966)
  • Chicago Bears (1967–1971)
  • Green Bay Packers (1974)
  • Detroit Lions (1975)
Career highlights and awards
  • Scanlan Award (1963)
Career NFL statistics as of 1975
TD-INT 36-63
Yards 6,270
QB Rating 54.8
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

John Joseph "Jack" Concannon, Jr. (February 25, 1943 – November 28, 2005) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League.


Playing careerEdit

He played halfback and quarterback for Boston College and was the first selection of the 1964 American Football League Draft, picked by the Boston Patriots on November 30, 1963. Concannon was taken in the 1964 NFL Draft in the second round by the Philadelphia Eagles, with the 16th overall selection. The Eagles were able to sign Concannon with a $50,000 contract.

He saw limited playing time behind Eagles starting quarterback Norm Snead. In 1966, Concannon led the Eagles to several early December wins that allowed Philadelphia to finish the season with a 9-5 record and a tie for second place in the Eastern Conference of the NFL. He played with Philadelphia from 1964 through 1966 and then was traded to the Chicago Bears for tight end Mike Ditka. He played for five years with the Bears. In 1967, Concannon rushed for a career-high 279 yards, but he was injured during the 1968 season and never put up significant rushing numbers again. His most productive season as a passer came in 1970, when he set career marks with 385 attempts, 194 completions, 2130 yards, and 16 TDs; as well as throwing 18 interceptions. His performance quickly dropped off after that, as he was limited to just three games due to an injury in 1971, which would also be his last season with the Bears. He was traded to the Dallas Cowboys, and played on the practice squad for two seasons. He was picked up by the Green Bay Packers in 1974 and ended his career as a backup in 1975 with the Detroit Lions.

Other workEdit

During his NFL career, Concannon became a partner in a restaurant. He also dabbled in acting, with a cameo appearance in the original theatrical film MASH (1970), and as himself in the critically acclaimed TV movie Brian's Song (1971),[1][2] the story of Chicago Bears teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers.

DeathEdit

Concannon died of a heart attack on November 28, 2005 at the age of 62.[2]

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