Jack Squirek

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Jack Squirek
Date of birth (1959-02-16) February 16, 1959 (age 58)
Place of birth Cleveland, Ohio
Career information
Position(s) Linebacker
College Illinois
NFL draft 1982 / Round: 2 / Pick 35
Career history
As player
1982–1985 Los Angeles Raiders
1986 Miami Dolphins
Career stats

Jack Steve Squirek (born February 16, 1959 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former professional American football linebacker in the NFL who played for the Los Angeles Raiders from 1982 to 1986 and for the Miami Dolphins in 1986.

Career highlights[edit]

He is known for his famous interception in Super Bowl XVIII against the Washington Redskins: before the end of the first half, a Raiders drive stalled when Jim Plunkett's third down pass was incomplete, but Ray Guy's 27-yard punt pinned Washington at their own 12-yard line with 12 seconds left in the half. On the first play of their drive, Squirek intercepted Joe Theismann's screen pass and returned it for a touchdown to give the Raiders a 21-3 halftime lead.


He has been living in the Cleveland area since his playing days, with his wife Penny and their two children, Jacob and Cassandra. Squirek runs a successful cleaning and janitorial service in that area.