Perhaps no other receiver holds quite the place in my Ram heart as does Jack Snow. For me, it was Snow who provided the aerial other-half to Roman Gabriel, who remained my favorite qb until a kid name Warner came along. Still, Snow and Gabriel were my childhood heroes, watched them every Sunday...and dang dang dang on those Vikings and Fran Tarkenton (some reading here will remember it like yesterday). Argh!
Then again, it was the Vikings who selected Snow in the 1967 draft and traded him to the LA Rams.
The Vikings selected Snow in the first round (he was the number 8 pick overall) in the 1965 NFL Draft but shortly traded him to the Rams. Snow broke into the Rams's starting lineup in his rookie 1965 season and remained there. In 1967 he averaged a career-high 26.3 yards per reception and scored eight touchdowns on his 28 receptions. He was named to the West squad in the NFL Pro Bowl, but did not appear in the game. Snow gained a reputation for catching the long pass--in that era's vernacular, "the bomb"--from quarterback Roman Gabriel. Perhaps his best seasons were 1969, when he and Gabriel, that year's NFL MVP, combined for 49 catches, and 1970, when his 51 receptions totaled 859 yards and seven touchdowns, earning him as an honorable mention place on the Associated Press's All-NFC team. Snow remained the Rams's starter at split end until 1974-1975, when he divided time with fellow receivers Lance Rentzel, Harold Jackson, and Ron Jessie. He finished his professional career with 340 receptions and 45 touchdowns; his 6012 career receiving yards ranked 30th in NFL history.
Did you ever see Jack Snow play?
Yes, I'm old enough to have seen him play (234 votes)
No, but I heard my dad talk about him once or twice (21 votes)
No, I came aboard the Ramwagon just after Snow retired (29 votes)
No, I came aboard the Ramwagon when they won the SB (22 votes)
No, but didn't he do that song 'I'm moving on"? (16 votes)
322 total votes