Jack O'Billovich

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Jack O'Billovich
Born:(1942-06-05)June 5, 1942
Butte, Montana, U.S.
Died:February 13, 1995(1995-02-13) (aged 52)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Career information
CFL status American
Position(s) LB
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight225 lb (102 kg)
College Oregon State
Career history
As player
1967 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards
  • Grey Cup champion (1967)

Melvin John "Mad Dog" O'Billovich (June 5, 1942 – February 13, 1995) was a Canadian football player who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He won the Grey Cup with Hamilton in 1967. [1] He previously played college football at Oregon State University under coach Tommy Prothro. His brother, Bob O'Billovich, and son Tony O’Billovich also played in the CFL.

O'Billovich died of heart disease in 1995. His ashes were scattered at the Tommy Prothro Football Complex practice football fields at Oregon State University. He was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. [2] [3]

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References

  1. http://www.justsportsstats.com/footballstatsindex.php?player_id=obilljac001
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-20. Retrieved 2014-10-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. http://portlandtribune.com/component/content/article?id=75269