Jon Arnett
Jon Arnett 1959.jpg
No. 26, 21
Position:Halfback, KR, PR
Personal information
Born:(1935-04-20)April 20, 1935
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died:January 16, 2021(2021-01-16) (aged 85)
Lake Oswego, Oregon, U.S.
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
College:USC
NFL Draft:1957 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Jon Dwane "Jaguar Jon" Arnett (April 20, 1935 – January 16, 2021) was an American professional football player. He was a first-team All-American out of USC and Manual Arts High School.

Arnett died on January 16, 2021 from heart failure in Lake Oswego, Oregon.[1]

College career

Arnett was the multiple recipient of the W. J. Voit Memorial Trophy as the outstanding football player on the Pacific Coast. Arnett won the Voit Trophy in both 1955 1956. He was inducted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001 as a member of the USC Trojans.

Professional career

Arnett was a five-time Pro Bowler with the Los Angeles Rams from 1957 to 1963 and played with the Chicago Bears from 1964 to 1966. He was known by the popular nickname of Jaguar Jon Arnett.

NFL career statistics

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
1957 LAR 12 9 86 347 4.0 68 2 18 322 17.9 66 3
1958 LAR 12 12 133 683 5.1 57 6 35 494 14.1 75 1
1959 LAR 12 11 73 371 5.1 80 2 38 419 11.0 38 1
1960 LAR 12 12 104 436 4.2 31 2 29 226 7.8 24 2
1961 LAR 14 14 158 609 3.9 26 4 28 194 6.9 29 0
1962 LAR 10 7 76 238 3.1 40 2 12 137 11.4 40 0
1963 LAR 9 8 58 208 3.6 20 1 15 119 7.9 41 1
1964 CHI 14 8 119 400 3.1 21 1 25 223 8.9 27 2
1965 CHI 14 3 102 363 3.6 24 5 12 114 9.5 30 0
1966 CHI 14 1 55 178 3.2 21 1 10 42 4.2 11 0
Career[3] 123 85 964 3,833 4.0 80 26 222 2,290 10.3 75 10

Retirement

Arnett ran a distribution service and supplied frozen foods to Costco, Sam's Club, and Wal-Mart. After living for many years in Rancho Palos Verdes, Arnett and his family moved to Lake Oswego, Oregon.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Jon Arnett, USC Football and L.A. Rams Running Back Great, Dies At 85". usctrojans.com. University of Southern California Athletics. Retrieved January 18, 2021.
  2. ^ "Jon Arnett College Stats".
  3. ^ "Jon Arnett". Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 30, 2020.
  4. ^ Newell, Cliff (January 31, 2008). "Jaguar Jon". Lake Oswego Review. Archived from the original on February 7, 2012. Retrieved 2008-02-01.