Jack Sanders, a 6-foot, 219-pound guard out of SMU, was selected by the Giants in the 17th round the 1939 NFL draft. Sanders never played for the Giants but did play for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1940 to 1942.
He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps during World War II as a first lieutenant and fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima in March 1945. Sanders lost part of his left arm while testing underwater demolitions.
After his discharge in 1945, he signed on with the Philadelphia Eagles and became the first World War II disabled veteran to sign with an NFL team. Sanders played three games for the Eagles that season before retiring.