Proverb Jacobs

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Proverb Jacobs
Date of birth May 25, 1935
Place of birth Marksville, Louisiana
Date of death April 18, 2016(2016-04-18) (aged 80)
Place of death Oakland, California
Career information
Position(s) Offensive tackle
Defensive tackle
College California
Modesto
NFL draft 1958 / Round: 2 / Pick: 17
Career history
As player
1958 Philadelphia Eagles
1960 New York Giants
1961–1962 New York Titans (AFL)
1963–1964 Oakland Raiders (AFL)
Career stats

Proverb Gabriel Jacobs, Jr. (May 25, 1935 – April 18, 2016) was an American football offensive and defensive lineman in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants. He also played in the American Football League for the New York Titans and the Oakland Raiders. Jacobs played college football at Modesto Junior College and the University of California. He was drafted in the second round of the 1958 NFL Draft. Jacobs self-published his memoir, Autobiography of an Unknown Football Player, in 2014.[1] He died in 2016 at the age of 80.[2]

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