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Raiders Statement On Jack Tatum's Death: He Was A True Raider Warrior

The Raiders released a statement on the death of legendary defensive back Jack Tatum.

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.

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