John Nisby
Date of birth: (1936-09-09)September 9, 1936
Place of birth: San Francisco, California
Date of death: February 6, 2011(2011-02-06) (aged 74)
Place of death: Stockton, California
Career information
Position(s): Guard
College: Pacific
NFL Draft: 1957 / Round: 6 / Pick: 70
(By the Green Bay Packers)
 As player:
Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 3
Playing stats at

John Edward Nisby (September 9, 1936 – February 6, 2011)[1] was an American football guard in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of the Pacific and was drafted in the sixth round of the 1957 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers.

In 1962, Nisby became one of the first black players (along with Bobby Mitchell and Leroy Jackson) to play for the Washington Redskins, the last team in the NFL to integrate.[2]


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