John Tripson
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1919-09-17)September 17, 1919
Place of birth: Madero, Texas
Date of death: July 6, 1997(1997-07-06) (aged 77)
Career information
College: Mississippi State
NFL Draft: 1941 / Round: 6 / Pick: 45
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Detroit Lions (1941)
Career highlights and awards
* 1× Pro Bowl selection (1941)
Games played     11
Games started     9
Stats at

John Robert Tripson (September 17, 1919 – July 6, 1997) was a professional American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. He played one season for the Detroit Lions (1941).

He received the Navy Cross for gallantry in the invasion of North Africa in World War II, along with fellow former NFL player Robert Halperin.[1]


  1. Sanders, C.; Paladino, L. (2005). Charlie Sanders's Tales from the Detroit Lions. Sports Pub.. p. 99. ISBN 9781582619101. Retrieved 2015-03-22.

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