American Football Database
American Football Database
John Wiethe
Personal information
Born:(1912-10-17)October 17, 1912
Cincinnati, Ohio
Died:May 3, 1989(1989-05-03) (aged 76)
Career information
Career history
* Detroit Lions (1939–1942)
Career highlights and awards
* 2× All-Pro (1939, 1940)
Career NFL statistics
Games played:35
Games started:25
Player stats at

John Albert "Socko" Wiethe (October 17, 1912 – May 3, 1989) was an early all-around sports star in football, baseball and basketball. He played professional American football guard/linebacker in the National Football League. He played four seasons for the Detroit Lions (1939–1942). He also briefly played in the National Basketball League during the late 1930s, and also played independent pro baseball. He later coached both football and then basketball at the University of Cincinnati. In later years, he was also active in local Cincinnati politics as a Democrat.

Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Cincinnati Bearcats (Mid-American Conference) (1946–1953)
1946–47 Cincinnati 17–9 6–2 1st
1947–48 Cincinnati 17–7 7–2 1st
1948–49 Cincinnati 23–5 9–1 1st
1949–50 Cincinnati 20–6 10–0 1st
1950–51 Cincinnati 18–4 7–1 1st NIT First Round
1951–52 Cincinnati 11–16 5–5 5th
John Wiethe: 106–47(.693) 44–11 (.800)
Total: 106–47(.693)

      National champion         Conference regular season champion         Conference tournament champion
      Conference regular season and conference tournament champion       Conference division champion


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