This Jack Ham autograph is boldly signed in silver Sharpie pen on this Pro Football Hall of Fame mini helmet and has been authenticated by the world's premier autograph authentication service - JSA. This item comes with matching JSA Certificate. This also includes the "HOF 88" inscription.
Jack Ham is a former American football outside linebacker who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1971 to 1982. He is considered one of the greatest outside linebackers in the history of the NFL. Ham was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1990.
Ham was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second-round (34th overall) of the 1971 NFL Draft. He won the starting left linebacker job as a rookie. He was first-team All-Pro six years and was named to eight straight Pro Bowls.
Ham's career statistics include 25 sacks, 21 fumbles recovered, and 32 interceptions (although the sack numbers are unofficial since the NFL did not begin recording sacks until Ham's final year in the league, so he officially has just three sacks). As these numbers indicate, Ham had a flair for the big play, guided by some of the best football instincts ever found in a linebacker. Ham was a member of four Super Bowl winning teams during his twelve-year career (although he did not play in Super Bowl XIV due to an ankle injury), all of it spent with the Steelers. His 53 takeaways are the most in NFL history by a non-defensive back, while his 32 interceptions rank him 3rd all time among linebackers, behind Don Shinnick and Stan White.
Career highlights and awards
4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
8× Pro Bowl (1973–1980)
6× First-team All-Pro (1974–1979)
2× Second-team All-Pro (1973, 1980)
NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1975)
NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
Consensus All-American (1970)
College Football Hall of Fame (1990)