Jon Arnett

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Jon Arnett
Date of birth (1935-04-20) April 20, 1935 (age 80)
Place of birth Los Angeles, California
Career information
Position(s) Halfback, KR, PR
College USC
NFL draft 1957 / Round: 1 / Pick 2
Career history
As player
1957–1963 Los Angeles Rams
1964–1966 Chicago Bears
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961,
Career stats

Jon Dwane "Jaguar Jon" Arnett (born April 20, 1935) is a former American football player. He was a first-team All-American out of USC and Manual Arts High School.

College career[edit]

Arnett was the multiple recipient of the W. J. Voit Memorial Trophy as the outstanding football player on the Pacific Coast. Arnett won the Voit Trophy in both 1954 and 1955. He was inducted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001 as a member of the USC Trojans.

  • 1954: 96 carries for 601 yards and 7 TD. 3 catches for 104 yards and 2 TD.[1]
  • 1955: 141 carries for 672 yards and 11 TD. 6 catches for 154 yards and 3 TD.
  • 1956: 99 carries for 625 yards and 6 TD. 2 catches for 38 yards.

Professional career[edit]

Arnett was a five-time Pro Bowler with the Los Angeles Rams from 1958 to 1962 and played with the Chicago Bears from 1964 to 1966. He was known by the popular nickname of Jaguar Jon Arnett.


Arnett runs a distribution service and supplies frozen foods to Costco, Sam's Club, and Wal-Mart. After living for many years in Rancho Palos Verdes, Arnett and his family now live in Lake Oswego, Oregon.[2]


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  2. ^ Newell, Cliff (January 31, 2008). "Jaguar Jon". Lake Oswego Review. Retrieved 2008-02-01.