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Jack Scarbath
Jersey #(s)
18, 12
Born August 12, 1930 (1930-08-12) (age 79)
Baltimore, Maryland
Career information
Year(s) 19531956
NFL Draft 1953 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
College Maryland
Professional teams
Career stats
TDs-INTs 18-30
Passing yards 1,868
Quarterback rating 42.1
Stats at
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements

John Carl Scarbath (born August 12, 1930 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983.


Early life

Scarbath attended and played high school football at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.[1]

College career

While playing football in high school, Scarbath was noticed by former Maryland coach and then university president Harry C. Byrd, who offered him a full scholarship.[1] In 1952, he was named an All-American and was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy.[1][2] Scarbath was also Southern Conference Player of the Year and the South's Most Valuable Player in the North-South Game in Miami, Florida.[1] He also played lacrosse for Maryland in the 1952 season.[3]

Professional career

Scarbath was drafted in the first round (third overall) of the 1953 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, where he would play from 1953 to 1954. He then played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1956.

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Jack Scarbath's College HOF Profile". College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2008-12-17.  
  2. ^ "The Winning Margin: Year By Year". Retrieved 2008-12-17.  
  3. ^ 2009 Maryland Men's Lacrosse Guide, p. 64, University of Maryland, 2009.


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