Inductees Jacobs, one of the finest football players in Bradley history, was the captain of the Famous Buffalo Bills teams which won the American Football League title in 1964-65. Following his graduation from Bradley, he performed in the Chicago Tribune College All Star game in 1959.
Joining the American Football League he appeared in the first ever AFL regular season game with the Boston Patriots in 1960 and after three seasons in Boston was with the Buffalo Bills from 1963 through the final AFL season in 1969 just prior to the merger with the National Football League. He also played in the very last game of the AFL and starred on the 1964-65 Bills' teams that won the AFL championship. He also played in two All-Pro games. Jacobs then ended his career with the New Orleans Saints in 1970.
Jacobs, one of the finest football players in Bradley history, was the captain of the Famous Buffalo Bills teams which won the American Football League title in 1964-65. Following his graduation from Bradley, he performed in the Chicago Tribune College All Star game in 1959.
Ulrich has coached in the Junior Football League and youth baseball for 32 years, while also serving as president of numerous youth leagues and director of the Peoria Diocesan basketball tournament. He began volunteering as coach for the Richwoods Browns JFL team in 1971 and served in a coaching or administrative capacity for the Richwoods JFL program from 1971-89. In addition, he served as a coach and president of the Richwoods League League, as well as Pony League, from 1975-85. During that same period, he coached the Bergan All-Star Pony League from 1981-84. In his role as St. Thomas Grade School athletic director for 32 years, Ulrich directed the 11 boys (six) and girls (five) basketball teams for 27 years, scheduling tournaments, ordering uniforms and hiring officials among his many duties. He also served as director of the Peoria Diocesan Tournament for 14 years. Ulrich coached basketball at Peoria Heights Grade School from 2006-11 and he volunteered as manager of a fastpitch team in the Peoria Park District Softball League for 23 years, while also playing on the team for several seasons. He currently is completing his two-year stint as the St. Philomena School 5th Grade boys basketball team and is preparing for his second year of coaching in the Irish youth baseball program.