|Date of birth:||March 12, 1941|
|Place of birth:||Pasadena, California|
|NFL Draft:||1964 / Round: 9 / Pick: 116|
New Orleans Saints
Career highlights and awards
|Pro Bowls:||1 (1969)|
|Awards:||Saints Hall of Fame (1991)
Saints 25-Year All-Time Team
|Honors:||All NFL Rookie Team (1964)
Saints Offensive Captain (1969-72,74)
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Jacob Ralph Kupp (born March 12, 1941 in Pasadena, California) is a former American football guard in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, and the New Orleans Saints. Kupp played college football at the University of Washington and was drafted in the ninth round of the 1964 NFL Draft. His son Craig Kupp played quarterback for the Phoenix Cardinals in 1991, the same year that Jake was inducted into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame. Jake currently resides in Yakima, Washington.
He attended Sunnyside High School in Washington and would go on to play college football at the University of Washington, where he played offensive tackle and offensive end. He was part of two Rose Bowl teams. Kupp was also a pitcher for the baseball team.
Kupp was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the ninth round of the 1964 NFL Draft. Although he played offensive end in college, he was converted to offensive guard, where he made the All-Rookie Team. He remained with the team one more year, before being traded to the Washington Redskins at the end of the 1965 season, along with Brig Owens and Mitch Johnson, in exchange for Jim Steffen and a draft choice.
New Orleans Saints (first stint)
New Orleans Saints (second stint)
Kupp was inducted into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame and also selected to the Saints All-40th Anniversary team.
Jake was once voted one of the best dressed in New Orleans.