Jack Losch

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Jack Losch
No. 25
Halfback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1934-08-13)August 13, 1934
Place of birth: New York City
Date of death: May 27, 2004(2004-05-27) (aged 69)
Career information
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 1956 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Debuted in 1956
Last played in 1956
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts-yards 19–43
Receptions-yards 7–85
Touchdowns 0
Stats at NFL.com

John "Jack" Losch (August 13, 1934 – May 27, 2004) was a member of the first Little League World Series (LLWS) championship team.[1]

He was the center fielder for Williamsport, Pennsylvania's Maynard Midgets when they clinched the first LLWS title against Lock Haven, Pennsylvania on August 23, 1947.[2]

Losch went on to be an All-American in football at the University of Miami. He still holds multiple rushing records there.[2]

NFL career[edit]

Losch was the 8th overall pick in the 1956 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers,[3] but played for only a year before joining the United States Air Force as a jet pilot.[2]

For 37 years, following his NFL career, he was Director of Fleet Services at General Motors.[2]

Losch died on May 27, 2004.[1] On June 10, 2004, Little League Baseball and Softball announced that the Little League World Series Team Sportsmanship Award would be named after Losch.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jack Losch at findagrave.com, URL accessed June 22, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d Jack Losch, Player on First Little League World Series Championship Team, Passes Away at littleleague.org, URL accessed June 22, 2010.
  3. ^ 1956 NFL Player Draft at databasefootball.com, URL accessed June 22, 2010.
  4. ^ Little League World Series Team Sportsmanship Award to be Named for Jack Losch at littleleague.org, URL accessed June 22, 2010.