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Jackie Simpson

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Jackie Simpson

Pensacola - Jackie Marlin Simpson passed away on Wednesday,December 20,2017.

Jackie grew up in Miami and played football for Miami Edison High School.

He received a scholarship to play football at the University of Florida, where he was later Inducted into the UF Hall of Fame. Jackie then did a tour in the US Army before being drafted into the NFL to play for the Baltimore Colts.He was in what many considered the "Greatest Game Ever Played"- the 1958 Baltimore Colts victory over the New York Giants (23-17).

He later played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Canadian Football League.

Jackie moved to Pensacola in 2000 with his wife Jeanie, who has since passed in 2012.He is survived by his son Daryl Simpson,daughter Shari Simpson Smith,four grandchildren

and three great grandchildren. He has touched so many lives and will be remembered with love and laughter by all who knew him.

Published in Pensacola News Journal on Jan. 3, 2018
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