John Scully
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1958-08-02) August 2, 1958 (age 61)
Place of birth: Huntington, New York
High School: Huntington (NY) Holy Family
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 4 / Pick: 109
Debuted in 1981 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
* Atlanta Falcons ( 1981 1990)
Career highlights and awards
* Consensus All-American (1980)
Career NFL statistics as of 1990
Games played     112
Stats at

John Francis Scully, Jr. (born August 2, 1958) is a former American college and professional football player who was a guard in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons during the 1980s and early 1990s. Scully played college football for the University of Notre Dame, and earned All-American honors. He played for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons for his entire pro career.

Early yearsEdit

He was born in Huntington, New York.

College careerEdit

Scully attended the University of Notre Dame, where he played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team from 1977 to 1980. As a senior in 1980, he was a team captain and was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American as the team's center. He is the writer of the popular Notre Dame anthem "Here Come the Irish."

Professional careerEdit

The Atlanta Falcons chose Scully in the fourth round (109th pick overall) of the 1981 NFL Draft, and he played for the Falcons from 1981 to 1990. In his ten-year NFL career, he played in 112 games and started eighty-two of them.

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