Jack Gregory (defensive end)

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Jack Gregory
Born:(1944-10-03)October 3, 1944
Okolona, Mississippi
Died:March 2, 2019(2019-03-02) (aged 74)
Amory Mississippi
Career information
Position(s)Defensive end
CollegeChattanooga, Delta State
AFL draft1966 / Round: Red Shirt 1 / Pick: 9
Drafted byBuffalo Bills[1]
NFL draft1966 / Round: 9 / Pick: 139
Career history
As player
1967–1971Cleveland Browns
1972–1978New York Giants
1979Cleveland Browns
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls2 (1969, 1972)
Career stats

Earl Jackson Gregory Jr. (October 3, 1944 – March 2, 2019) was an American football defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) who played for the Cleveland Browns and the New York Giants in a 13-year career that lasted from 1967 through 1979. He is unofficially credited with 103 quarterback sacks for his career (38 with the Browns and 65 with the Giants).[2] The Browns credit him with 14 sacks for the 1970 NFL season, the second-best total in team history.[3]

Gregory played college football at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Delta State University. He was inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 2000. His father, Jack Gregory Sr., played with the Cleveland Rams in 1941. Gregory died March 2, 2019, in Monroe County, Mississippi.[4]


  1. ^ "1966 AFL Draft". Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  2. ^ giants.com
  3. ^ clevelandbrowns.com
  4. ^ https://www.djournal.com/sports/okolona-nfl-veteran-gregory-dies-at-age/article_9a0ef6e4-5cce-5805-a86f-7307e4944cb0.html

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