Jake Hallum – Ourlads’ NFL Scouts Hall of Fame

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Former NFL scout with National Football Scouting, the Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, and Cleveland Browns

Jake Hallum is in his seventh season with the Browns as a senior college scout and is now in his sixth decade in the football profession. Prior to joining the Browns, Hallum served five seasons as a college scout with the New England Patriots, primarily in the Midwest and Southeast. During his tenure with the Patriots, the team captured three Super Bowl titles.

Hallum also spent five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles as a college scout from 1995-99. His experience at the college level began as the head coach of Morehead State in 1968. After four seasons (1968-71), Hallum moved to the University of Maryland, where he coached the offensive line from 1972 to 1981. In 1982, he began an eight-year assignment as an assistant at Kentucky.

In 1990, he accepted the position of offensive line and tight ends coach at Arizona State. Following the 1991 season, he left the coaching ranks, completing a 24-year college coaching career. In 1992, he began his scouting career as a regional scout for National Football Scouting, and scouted Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Mississippi. Hallum held the position with National Scouting for two seasons prior to joining the Eagles, and with Philadelphia, he scouted all areas of the United States.

A native of Liberty, S.C., he played linebacker and guard at Newberry College (1957-60) and later earned his master’s degree from Murray State in 1965. He coached high school football at his alma mater, Pickens (S.C.) High School (1960-62), and made stops at Hopkinsville (Ky.) High School (1962-66) and Paul Blazer High School in Ashland, Ky. (1966-67), winning the state AAA championship at Hopkinsville High School and Paul Blazer High School.

Jake and his wife, Mable, have two sons, Todd and Bart. He and his wife reside in Lexington, Ky

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