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John Witkowski
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Personal information
Born: (1962-06-18) June 18, 1962 (age 61)
Flushing, New York, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Lindenhurst (Lindenhurst, New York)
NFL draft:1984 / Round: 6 / Pick: 160
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Passing yards:210
Passer rating:58.0
Player stats at · PFR

John Joseph Witkowski (born June 18, 1962) is an American former professional football player who was a quarterback for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Columbia Lions.

Football career

John Witkowski was the winner of the 1982 Asa A. Bushnell Cup for leadership, competitive spirit, contribution to the team, and accomplishments on the field, Witkowski holds 12 Columbia Lions passing records, six total offense marks, and five Ivy League records. He remained a Lion after his collegiate career, being picked by Detroit Lions in the sixth round of the 1984 NFL Draft. He was also the first starting quarterback of the London Monarchs of the World League of American Football, although he lost his place in the team's very first game.

Personal life

He is currently President/CEO of the Independent Bankers Association of New York State and is a former executive vice president and retail banking executive for Five Star Bank.[1]


  1. ^ Glynn, Matt (September 7, 2017). "Once in the NFL, Orchard Park banker now signals for independent banks". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on September 8, 2017. Retrieved September 7, 2017.