Aspiring defensive backs don’t want to be known as soft. They don’t want to be billed as tentative. They don’t want to be pushed around.
Players that roam the secondary want to be tough, intimidating, and fierce. Jack “The Assassin” Tatum was the first of that kind. Tatum died Tuesday at the age of 61, but his impact on the game of football will live in the history books.
The following are the five most significant, but not necessarily important or memorable, moments in Jack Tatum’s football career.