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Name  Jon Jelacic
College  Minnesota
Role  American football player

1958  New York Giants
1959-1960  Ottawa Rough Riders
Positions  Lineman
Date of birth  (1936-12-19) December 19, 1936 (age 79)
NFL draft  1958 / Round: 7 / Pick 74 (By the Chicago Cardinals)

Place of birth  Brainerd, Minnesota
Education  University of Minnesota

Jon Jelacic (December 19, 1936 – September 17, 1993) was an American gridiron football player who played defensive lineman for five seasons for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL) and the Oakland Raiders of the American Football League (AFL). Jelacic also played two seasons with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League (CFL), including their 1960 Grey Cup championship season.

Jelacic was born in Brainerd, Minnesota and played high school football, basketball and ran track. He played college football as an end at the University of Minnesota and was captain of the 1957 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team. Following his professional playing career in three leagues, Jelacic worked as a scout for the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers. He died in his sleep in his lake cabin northeast of Bemidji, Minnesota, on September 17, 1993.

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