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Courtesy Image Allen Jacobs, a University of Utah football star who won an NFL championship and coached at Westminster College, died April 22, 2014, from a heart attack. He was 72.
Funeral set for former Ute star, NFL champion Allen Jacobs

First Published Apr 27 2014 04:17 pm • Last Updated Aug 30 2014 06:00 pm

Funeral services will be held Monday for Allen Jacobs, a former University of Utah football star who won an NFL championship and coached Westminster College’s team.

Jacobs died April 22 after a heart attack, according to his obituary. He was 72.

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His funeral is scheduled at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Memorial Mortuary & Cemetery, 3115 S. 7800 South, Cottonwood Heights.

Jacobs coached Westminster’s program from 1971-78 and then became a realtor in the Salt Lake Valley. He was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame Foundation in 2006.

Born in Los Angeles, Jacobs was a senior fullback for the 1964 Utah team that beat West Virginia 32-6 in the Liberty Bowl, staged in Atlantic City, N.J., as the first indoor bowl game.

Jacobs was drafted by the Green Bay Packers and played mostly on special teams as a rookie for the NFL champions. Led by legendary coach Vince Lombardi, the Packers beat Cleveland in the title game the year before the Super Bowl was created. Jacobs then was traded to the New York Giants.

"If I’ve got any claim to fame, it’s that I played for Vince Lombardi," Jacobs said in a 2011 Tribune interview. He described the coach as "the only person that really terrified me."




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