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John Tarver
No. 36, 49     
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1949-01-01) January 1, 1949 (age 71)
Place of birth: Bakersfield, California
Career information
College: Colorado
NFL Draft: 1972 / Round: 7 / Pick: 166
Debuted in 1972 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1975 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
* New England Patriots (1972-1974)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Rushing attempts-yards     162-574
Receptions-yards     34-214
Touchdowns     8
Stats at NFL.com

John William Tarver (born January 1, 1949 in Bakersfield, California) is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 7th round (166th overall) of the 1972 NFL Draft out of Colorado. He played four seasons for the Patriots (1972–1974) and the Philadelphia Eagles (1975). John Tarver's son, Seth currently plays for the Idaho Stampede.

Outstanding athlete at Arvin High School, and Colorado University.


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