Jacque MacKinnon

Jacque MacKinnon
No. 85, 38, 37
Position: Fullback, tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1938-11-10)November 10, 1938
Place of birth: Dover, New Jersey
Date of death: March 6, 1975(1975-03-06) (aged 36)
Place of death: San Diego, California
Career information
College: Colgate
NFL Draft: 1961 / Round: 20 / Pick: 280
AFL draft: 1962 / Round: 33 / Pick: 264
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts–yards: 86–381
Receptions–yards: 112–2109
Touchdowns: 22
Player stats at NFL.com

Jacque Harold MacKinnon (November 10, 1938 – March 6, 1975) was an American football player. A tight end, he played college football for Colgate University, and professionally for the American Football League's San Diego Chargers from 1961 through 1969. He also played one year for the National Football League's Oakland Raiders. He was on the Chargers' 1963 AFL Championship team in their victory over the Boston Patriots. He was an AFL All-Star in 1966 and 1968. As the last player selected in the 1961 NFL Draft, he was designated Mr. Irrelevant, however, he is the only such player ever to be eventually selected as an All-Star. Chargers head coach, Sid Gillman, employed MacKinnon with Dave Kocourek in the first "twin tight-end" formations seen in professional football.

MacKinnon was out of football when he died in 1975. After fleeing the scene of a car accident and apparently drunk, MacKinnon jumped over a tall fence, not knowing about the construction site on the other side. MacKinnon fell some 30 feet and died of injuries caused by the fall.[1][2]

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Preceded by
Bill Gorman
Mr. Irrelevant
Succeeded by
Mike Snodgrass
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