Former Los Angeles Rams WR Jack Snow, still amongst the club’s career leaders in several receiving categories, has passed away at the age of 62. Snow had been suffering from a staph infection.
Snow, father of newly signed Red Sox 1B J.T. Snow, was also a radio commentator for the LA and St. Louis Rams until late last season. The LA Times’ Shav Glick adds,
Snow’s is the latest of a series of contagious infections that have plagued the Rams, which moved to St. Louis 10 years ago. In 2003, five players developed drug-resistant infections after suffering turf burns, and two or three San Francisco 49ers developed infections after playing the Rams early that season, according to the Associated Press. The outbreak was the subject of an article in the New England Journal of Medicine.
In August, then-linebackers coach Joe Vitt was hospitalized three days with a staph infection in his left hand. Vitt took over as head coach of the Rams in October, when Mike Martz was found to have endocarditis, a bacterial infection of the heart’s lining.