By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 at 12:49 pm in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders released the following statement on the death of safety Jack Tatum, who died Tuesday morning at age 61:
We are deeply saddened by the news of Jack Tatum’s passing. Jack was a true Raider champion and a true Raider warrior.
He was a great player and person and has been a big part of our lives since we drafted him in 1971 as a first round pick out of Ohio State . Jack was the standard bearer and an inspiration for the position of safety throughout college and professional football. Our thoughts, prayers and well wishes go out to his wife Denise and family.