Jack Delveaux

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Jack Delveaux
Born:(1937-03-15)March 15, 1937
Chicago, Illinois, US
Died:May 13, 2020(2020-05-13) (aged 83)
Peachtree City, Georgia, US
Career information
CFL status American
Position(s) FB/LB/P
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career history
As player
1959 1964 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards

John William Delveaux (March 15, 1937 – May 13, 2020) was a Canadian football fullback and linebacker who played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1959 to 1964, a team which won the Grey Cup in 1959, 1961 and 1962. [1]

Delveaux played college football at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and was their team captain. [2] He joined the Blue Bombers in 1959 and played both offense and defense. In the 1961 CFL season, he replaced an injured Charlie Shepard as the punter and did a commendable job in the team's Grey Cup victory. In 1962, he became their regular punter up to his final year, averaging 42.1 yards per punt over 5 years. As a linebacker, he intercepted 9 balls in his career, 4 of which in 1962, and recovered 4 fumbles. Delveaux died on May 13, 2020. [3]

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