Jake Kupp

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Jake Kupp
No. 67, 65, 50
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1941-03-12) March 12, 1941 (age 76)
Place of birth: Pasadena, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Sunnyside (WA)
College: Washington
NFL Draft: 1964 / Round: 9 / Pick: 116
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Jacob Ralph Kupp (born March 12, 1941) is a former American football guard in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, and the New Orleans Saints. He played college football at the University of Washington.

Early years[edit]

Kupp attended Sunnyside High School where he practiced football, basketball and baseball.[1] He accepted a scholarship from the University of Washington, where he played offensive tackle and offensive end.

He was a part of two Rose Bowl teams and was also a pitcher for the baseball team.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Kupp was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the ninth round (116th overall) of the 1964 NFL Draft. Although he played offensive end in college, he was converted to offensive guard, where he made the NFL 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 fifth round draft choice (#119-Willie Parker).[3]

Washington Redskins[edit]

The Washington Redskins tried to play him at tight end without much success and left him unprotected for the 1967 NFL Expansion Draft.[4]

New Orleans Saints (first stint)[edit]

Kupp became one of the original members of the New Orleans Saints, after being selected in the 1967 NFL Expansion Draft, playing 5 regular season games before being released.

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

On November 5, 1967, the Atlanta Falcons claimed him off waivers and would play for them 6 games.[5]

New Orleans Saints (second stint)[edit]

Although the rights to his contract were traded to the Atlanta Falcons, it was just one year and not the full 2-year contract, so he returned in 1968 to the New Orleans Saints as arranged.

Kupp made the Pro Bowl as an offensive guard in 1969.[6] He was a team captain during several seasons.

He was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame and also named to the Saints All-40th Anniversary team.

Personal life[edit]

Kupp was once voted one of the best dressed in New Orleans. His son Craig Kupp played for the Phoenix Cardinals. He currently resides in Yakima, Washington.[7] He appeared in the film Number One. His grandson is Cooper Kupp.


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