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Jack Lazor

As of 1993, who is the all-time leading tackler in Kent State football history? Here are couple clues. He was a linebacker. His initials are J.L. His first name is Jack. Well, if you guessed the legendary All-Pro Jack Lambert, you were wrong. The answer is Jack Lazor. Lazor, a four-year letterman for the Golden flashes, accumulated 645 tackles in his career, including 318 solos. That's 52 more than Lambert had at Kent before he went on to fame with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Lazor's total tackles is also second best in 37 consecutive games at KSU, is one of two Kent players to make the first team All-MAC three times. He was honored in 1976, '77, and '78. The other is Hall of Famer Jim Corrigall (1967, '68 & '69). Lazor led the Flashes in tackles as a sophomore (162), junior (197) and as a senior (205). Besides the All-MAC honors, Lazor was selected honorable mention All-America as a junior and followed that up with a third team spot in 1978, both by the Associated Press. After college, Lazor had brief tryouts with the New England Patriots and the New York Giants of the National Football League. In 1987, Lazor was inducted into KSU's Sports Hall of Fame.

Inducted 1993 | Football