John Witkowski
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1962-06-18) June 18, 1962 (age 58)
Place of birth: Flushing, New York
Career information
College: Columbia
NFL Draft: 1984 / Round: 6 / Pick: 160
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Detroit Lions (1984)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
TDINT     0–0
Yards     210
QB rating     58.0
Stats at

John Joseph Witkowski (born June 18, 1962) is a former American football player.

Football careerEdit

John Witkowski was the winner of the 1982 Asa A. Bushnell Cup for leadership, competitive spirit, contribution to the team, and accomplishments on the field, Witkowski holds 12 Columbia Lions passing records, six total offense marks, and five Ivy League records. He remained a Lion after his collegiate career, being picked by Detroit Lions in the sixth round of the 1984 NFL Draft. He was also the first starting quarterback of the London Monarchs of the World League of American Football, although he lost his place in the team's very first game.

Personal lifeEdit

He is currently President/CEO of the Independent Bankers Association of New York State and is a former executive vice president and retail banking executive for Five Star Bank.[1]


  1. Glynn, Matt (September 7, 2017). "Once in the NFL, Orchard Park banker now signals for independent banks". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on September 7, 2017. Retrieved September 7, 2017.

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