Jack Deloplaine Death Cause: Former running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers and two-time Super Bowl winner Jack “Hydroplane” Deloplaine has passed away. He was 68.
The Steelers Alumni office confirmed Deloplaine’s passing to Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 on Wednesday.
Jack “Hydroplane” Deloplaine, a former running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers and a graduate of Salem University passed away on Wednesday at the age of 68, 12 News reported.
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Jack Deloplaine Cause of death
Salem’s athletic director, Alexander Joseph, released a statement saying, “We are saddened by the news and express our condolences to his family and friends.
At this time, no information surrounding the funeral arrangements has been made public.
There was no quick confirmation of a cause of death. We have been trying to contact family members and relatives for a comment. We will update the page once enough information is available.
Jack Deloplaine, who is originally from Pottstown, Pennsylvania, attended Salem College, which is now Salem University, in Harrison County, West Virginia. There, in the 1976 season, he led the NAIA in scoring with 22 touchdowns. He was the first player to ever come out of Salem College and get picked into the NFL when the Steelers selected him in the sixth round of the 1976 NFL Draft.
During the 1976 preseason, Deloplaine got the nickname “Hydroplane” for his skill at running the football when it was raining.
Jack Deloplaine spent his entire four-year career with the Steelers, setting a rookie running record and earning a Super Bowl ring in 1980.
He also played for the Chicago Bears and the Washington Redskins. Deloplaine had 37 carries for 165 yards and two scores to cap off his career. (Ngnews 247)