As a first-team All-Big Ten defensive back and unanimous All American at Ohio State University, Jack "The Assassin" Tatum led the Buckeyes to a 27-2 record in his three seasons as a starter and a national championship in 1968. During ten NFL seasons, Tatum amassed 37 interceptions, was voted to three consecutive Pro Bowls (1973-75) and won Super Bowl XI with the Raiders in 1977. In the eyes of fellow players and coaches, Tatum was perhaps the fiercest competitor and hardest hitter to ever play football.
But Jack Tatum was far more than just big hits. Tatum, who recently passed away from a heart attack and complications of diabetes, made it his mission to help others with diabetes. He was a giant on the football field, but had an even bigger impact on the lives of people with diabetes.
A portion of this shirt's proceeds benefits the Central Ohio Diabetes Association
, an agency that helps Central Ohioans living with diabetes detect their condition, prevent onset and complications, and learn to live well with the challenge of diabetes.