John Schiechl
Position:Center
Personal information
Born:(1917-08-27)August 27, 1917
San Francisco, California
Died:February 11, 1964(1964-02-11) (aged 46)
Dade County, Florida
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:244 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Balboa
(San Francisco, California)
College:Santa Clara
NFL Draft:1940 / Round: 2 / Pick: 13
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 1947
Games played:49
Interceptions:6
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

John George Schiechl (August 22, 1917 – February 11, 1964)[1] was an Austrian American professional American football center in the National Football League (NFL) and the All-America Football Conference (AAFC). He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers.

Schiechl was born in San Francisco, California[2] where he attended Balboa High School before matriculating to Santa Clara University.[3] He served in World War II for the United States Navy before rejoining the NFL in 1945.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ "John Schiechl bio". fanbase.com. Fanbase. Archived from the original on January 5, 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
  2. ^ "John Schiechl bio". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 20, 2011.
  3. ^ "Profitable Cocktail Business No Fun, So Giant Schiechl Comes Back To Grid". Pittsburgh Press. August 17, 1941. p. 7 (3rd section). Retrieved May 20, 2011.
  4. ^ "WW II Honor Roll". ProFootballHOF.com. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  5. ^ "Johnny Schiecl". ProFootballArchives.com. Retrieved September 19, 2019.