John Schmitt
No. 52
Born: (1942-11-12) November 12, 1942 (age 79)
Brooklyn, New York
Career information
Position(s)Center
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight250 lb (110 kg)
CollegeHofstra
High schoolSeton Hall Prep
Career history
As player
(19671973)New York Jets
(1974)Green Bay Packers
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Games played130
Games started56
Fumble recoveries4

John Charles Schmitt (born November 12, 1942) is a former American football center in the National Football League who played ten seasons for the New York Jets, from whom he started in Super Bowl III. He ended his career in 1974 with the Green Bay Packers. He was inducted into the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame on Long Island in the Football Category with the Class of 1992. He also lost his Super Bowl ring in the ocean until a lifeguard found it and kept it. When the lifeguard died, someone going through his belongings found the ring.