Johnny Drake
No. 2, 14
Position:Fullback / Halfback
Personal information
Born:(1916-03-27)March 27, 1916
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died:March 26, 1973(1973-03-26) (aged 56)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:213 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school:Bowen (Chicago)
NFL Draft:1937 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:1,700
Player stats at · PFR

John William "Zero" Drake (March 27, 1916 – March 26, 1973) was an American professional football player who was a running back for the Cleveland Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Purdue Boilermakers. Drake was the first round pick (10th overall) by the Rams, their first ever draft pick, in the 1937 NFL Draft.[1] He led the NFL in touchdowns in the 1939 and 1940 seasons.


  1. ^ "1937 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 2023-03-21.