Dallas Cowboys

Catching Up with ... former Colts running back Jack Maitland

Catching Up with ... former Colts running back Jack Maitland

He hailed from little Williams College, where football was an afterthought and the team was called the Purple Cows. But Jack Maitland played big and the Colts took a shine to the Division III running back, selecting him in the 16th round of the 1970 NFL draft.

Sure enough, Maitland made the team, started several games, scored a couple of touchdowns and helped the Colts (11-2-1) win the Super Bowl.

“Having come from a dinky little school, and made the pros, is something I’m pretty proud of,” said Maitland, 69, of Pompano Beach, Fla. “I’m humbled and appreciative of what little I was able to accomplish.”

The first Williams player ever drafted, Maitland proved himself early...

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