Jack Youngblood

American football player, defensive end, Pro Football Hall of Fame, College Football Hall of Fame

Herbert Jackson Youngblood III (born January 26, 1950, in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001.


  • You learnt that, whatever you are doing in life, obstacles don't matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there, but if you want to do a job bad enough, you'll find a way to get it done.
    • The Mental Edge: Maximize Your Sports Potential with the Mind-Body Connection (1999) by Kenneth Baum and Richard Trubo

About Jack YoungbloodEdit

  • My sophomore year, we were in Tallahassee and I ran a reverse very early in the game, and I remember being nailed by Jack Youngblood. I remember watching the ball being pitched to me and thinking, when the ball was about halfway, that it was kind of race to see whether he was going to get to the ball first or me. He was foaming at the mouth. I still have nightmares from the hit he gave me.
    • Florida State WR Barry Smith, The Tampa Tribune 2007-11-24
  • I'd love to watch Jack Youngblood play. His tan arms hanging out of his sleeveless jersey, he'd put those pipes on the ground, and even at 240 pounds, he would show great moves and natural strength for an undersized player. He was extremely quick, had underrated strength, and he got great leverage against the tackles.

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