|Date of birth:July 27, 1950|
|Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|NFL Draft: 1972 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Dallas Cowboys ( 1972)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* 3× All-East (1969, 1970, 1971)|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
John Babinecz (born July 27, 1950) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Oilers and Chicago Bears. He played college football at Villanova University.
Babinecz attended Central Catholic High School where he played as a tight end and linebacker, receiving All-Catholic honors in his last two years. He also was the State Catholic champion in the shot put.
He accepted a football scholarship from Villanova University, where he became a three-year starter and a three-time All-East selection at middle linebacker. In 2003, the school retired his #64 jersey.
In 1973, he played on special teams, while backing up Dave Edwards and D. D. Lewis at outside linebacker. He suffered a broken hand during training camp that slowed his progress and also missed 2 regular season games with a pulled back muscle. He was placed on injured waivers before the start of the 1974 season.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL)
Babinecz currently works as a pediatrician.
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- "Football Retirement Ceremony Honors Finneran and Babinecz". villanova.com. http://www.villanova.com/sports/promos/spec-rel/110403aab.html. Retrieved 2016-07-22.
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- "Signs with Eagles". The Bryan Times. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=799&dat=19760630&id=2b5PAAAAIBAJ&sjid=-lEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4643,8930864. Retrieved 2016-07-22.
- "Falcons get linebacker from Eagles, cut back". The Tuscaloosa News. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1817&dat=19760811&id=tEYgAAAAIBAJ&sjid=650EAAAAIBAJ&pg=1666,2176762&hl=en. Retrieved 2016-07-22.
- "Last-quarter effort stalls as Bombers dump 'Riders". The Montreal Gazette. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1946&dat=19761025&id=b-IxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4KEFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3747,2489940&hl=en. Retrieved 2016-07-22.
- "Transactions". Daily News. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1696&dat=19770826&id=0MMaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7EYEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3864,4981755&hl=en. Retrieved 2016-07-22.