|Date of birth:||April 16, 1948|
|Place of birth:||Southbridge, MA|
|NFL Draft:||1970 / Round: 4 / Pick: 101|
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John Robert Fitzgerald (born April 16, 1948 in Southbridge, Massachusetts) is a retired American football center in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys from 1971 to 1980, including four Super Bowls. He played college football at Boston College and was drafted in the fourth round of the 1970 NFL Draft.
Played as a 300 lb fullback for Southbridge High School.
Fitzgerald signed with Boston College and became a two-way tackle, playing both offense and defense during his three-year varsity career.
He was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982.
He had to retire after the 1980 season season due to injuries.
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