first_imgSnow, a star wide receiver for the Rams from 1965-75 and a longtime team broadcaster, died Monday night, the club said. He was 62. Snow had been hospitalized on and off for the past two months with a blood-borne staph infection. His family was with him when he died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, said Duane Lewis, a team spokesman. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita“He was a great teammate, one of the hardest-working guys that I played with,” Jones said. “A terrible loss, a terrible shocker. Jack was a young man.” Snow, the father of Gold Glove first baseman J.T. Snow, was an analyst on the Rams’ radio broadcasts, moving to St. Louis with the team 10 years ago. His last game in the booth was Nov. 20 during the Rams’ home loss to Arizona. Snow was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1967 and still ranks among the team leaders in several receiving categories. He had 340 receptions for 6,012 yards – a 17.7-yard average – and 45 touchdowns in 150 career regular-season games for the Rams. In 1967, he averaged 26.3 yards on 28 receptions and scored eight TDs. “The guy ran the best patterns of any receiver during our period,” Jones said. “He was one of the few guys we had that would go across the middle and catch that football. He was tough – tough as nails.” ST. LOUIS – Jack Snow could always be counted on to make big receptions for the Los Angeles Rams. Over the middle, down the sideline or in the open field, Snow simply had a knack for catching the football. “Jack had the greatest hands in that time period,” Hall of Fame defensive end Deacon Jones said. “You won’t talk about his speed, but his speed was deceiving. He would catch that slant pattern over the middle and I’ve seen him outrun some guys that we thought were fast.” center_img After an All-America career at Notre Dame, Snow was drafted eighth overall by the Minnesota Vikings in 1965 but soon traded to Los Angeles, where he spent his entire 11-year NFL career. “This is a very sad time for all of us,” Rams owner Georgia Frontiere said. “Jack was a special part of the Rams’ family for many years. It’s very painful when a loved one is taken from us, but fortunately we are left with so many exciting and beautiful memories that we shared with Jack on and off the field.” In addition to Snow’s broadcast duties, he helped out during practice, voluntarily. “Jack was a true professional,” said Lawrence McCutcheon, the Rams’ director of player personnel, who played with Snow from 1972-75. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more