John Prchlik
No. 75     
Defensive lineman
Personal information
Date of birth: (1925-07-20)July 20, 1925
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Date of death: December 31, 2003(2003-12-31) (aged 78)
Place of death: Fairfield Glade, Tennessee
High School: West Tech High School
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
College: Yale
NFL Draft: 1947 / Round: 30 / Pick: 277
(By the Boston Yanks)
Debuted in 1949 for the Detroit Lions
Last played in 1953 for the Detroit Lions
Career history
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Career highlights and awards

John George Prchlik (July 20, 1925 – December 31, 2003[1]) was a professional American football defensive lineman in the National Football League. After playing college football at Yale, Prchlik was drafted by the Boston Yanks in the 30th round (277th overall) of the 1947 NFL Draft. He played five seasons for the Detroit Lions[2][3] including their 1952 and 1953 Championship seasons.

John Prchlik died December 31, 2003 of pancreatic cancer in Fairfield Glade, Tennessee at age 78.[4]

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