John Mellekas
No. 76, 75, 65     
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1933-06-14) June 14, 1933 (age 86)
Place of birth: Newport, Rhode Island
Career information
College: Arizona
NFL Draft: 1956 / Round: 4 / Pick: 47
Debuted in 1956 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1963 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Games played     84
Games started     9
Fumble recoveries     5
Stats at

John Stavros Mellekas (born June 14, 1933 in Newport, Rhode Island) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League.[1]

Mellekas played 4 years of football and basketball at Rogers High School in Newport and was named as an inaugural inductee into the Rogers High School hall of fame in January 2008[2] and then played college football at the University of Arizona.[3] He was a 4th round selection (47th overall pick) in the 1956 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears.[4] He played for the Bears (1956–1961),[5] the San Francisco 49ers (1962),[6] and the Philadelphia Eagles (1963).[7]


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