John Jurkovic
Date of birth: (1967-08-18) August 18, 1967 (age 52)
Place of birth: Friedrichshafen, West Germany
Career information
Position(s): Defensive tackle
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
College: Eastern Illinois University
NFL Draft: 1990 / Round: {{{DraftedRound}}}

Ivan "John" Jurkovic (born August 18, 1967) is a former American football player currently employed as a broadcaster. He grew up in Calumet City, Illinois. Jurkovic played professionally as a defensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Cleveland Browns. Jurkovic was a fan favorite in Green Bay for his boisterous personality. He attended Thornton Fractional North High School and Eastern Illinois University.

Jurkovic is now a midday show host on ESPN Radio 1000 in Chicago along with Carmen DeFalco.

His younger brother, Mirko Jurkovic, played football with him at Thornton Fractional North High School and then on the offensive line at the University of Notre Dame where he was an All-American. Mirko died January 9, 2013 from cancer.[1]

He is of Croatian descent.[2]


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