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70's Super Bowl Steeler Jack Deloplaine passes away

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by jimmyallen45, Aug 4, 2022.

  1. jimmyallen45

    jimmyallen45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    Former Steelers running back Jack Deloplaine dies at age 68 | TribLIVE.com

    I saw that post early about the last College All star game in 1976, and it made me think of Jack "Hydroplane" Deloplaine who just passed away this week. Jack was one of those guys who was a preseason hit, as that's when he got to play most. He was a special teams guy on some of the greatest teams in Steelers history, may he R.I.P.
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  2. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Just a thought

    Oct 26, 2011
    I can still hear Myron spouting Deloplaine The Hydroplane
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  3. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    Sad news. RIP. I remember him. That name was hard to forget.:cool:
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  4. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    Yes rip hydroplane.
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  5. steel machine

    steel machine Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    Now there is a guy I have not thought of in a long time. Remember him for the hydroplane nickname more then any actual playing time.
  6. Hanratty#5

    Hanratty#5 Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2019
    I thought that I remember him getting over 200 yards in a game. After looking it up Deloplaine had 205 return yards in a game against the Patriots in 1976.
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  7. JackAttack 5958

    JackAttack 5958 Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    I remember that guy. Prayers for his family.

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