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07-27-2010, 02:39 PM

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Former Oakland Raiders defensive back Jack Tatum has died.

Tatum, a three-time Pro Bowler, was 61.

"We have lost one of our greatest Buckeyes," Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel said in a statement. "When you think of Ohio State defense, the first name that comes to mind is Jack Tatum. His loss touches every era of Ohio State players and fans."

Known as "The Assassin" during his career, Tatum was renowned as one of the most feared hitters in the game. He won a Super Bowl with Oakland in 1976.

He is a member of both the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame.