Jack Fulford was involved in many area sports as a player and as an official in a distinguished career. Fulford was born on February 12, 1937, in White County, Indiana, and moved to Jamestown in 1946 where he lived and raised his family.
At Lincoln Junior High School he played football, baseball, basketball and volleyball. Fulford played linebacker and center for Lincoln and was in the championship football game of the Chadakoin Valley Junior High Conference and scored the winning touchdown on a fumble recovery.
Fulford moved on to Jamestown High School where he played junior varsity football for Harold Rubens in 1952 and varsity football for Walt Colburn in 1953 and 1954. Among his teammates was Jim McCusker, another Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame inductee.