JAMESTOWN – A Members of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame and well-known community figure has passed away.
According to the Jamestown Post-Journal, former pro football player and owner of the Pub restaurant Jim McCusker died Friday at the age of 78.
McCusker was born and raised in Jamestown, attending Jamestown High school and played for the Red Raiders. He then went on to play college football at the University of Pittsburgh and was drafted into the Chicago Cardinals in 1958. Throughout his years in the NFL, McCusker played for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cleveland Browns. In 1964, he played for the AFL’s New York Jets.
Following retirement, Jim returned to Jamestown and for many years he owned a restaurant and bar on North Main St. in Jamestown called “The Pub” with his wife, Mary. In 1982 he was inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame.