John Morrow (American football)

John Morrow
Position: Center, Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1933-04-27) April 27, 1933
Place of birth: Port Huron, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 244 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Ann Arbor High School
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 1956 / Round: 28 / Pick: 336
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 125
Player stats at PFR

John Melville Morrow Jr. (born April 27, 1933) is a former American football player. He played college football at the University of Michigan from 1953 to 1955 and professional football for the Los Angeles Rams and Cleveland Browns from 1956 to 1966.

Early years

Morrow was born in Port Huron, Michigan, in 1933, attended Ann Arbor High School.[1]

University of Michigan

Morrow enrolled at the University of Michigan in 1952 and played for Bennie Oosterbaan's Michigan Wolverines football teams from 1953 to 1955.[2] He started four games at center for the 1953 Michigan Wolverines football team and three games at tackle for the 1954 team.[3][4] Morrow's younger brother, Gordon Morrow, played at the end position for Michigan from 1955 to 1958.[2][5]

Professional football

Morrow was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the 28th round (336th overall pick) of the 1956 NFL Draft. He played three seasons and appeared in 35 games for the Rams, principally as a center, during the 1956, 1958, and 1959 NFL seasons.[1] Morrow next played seven seasons with the Cleveland Browns from 1960 to 1966.[1] He was selected to play in the Pro Bowl in 1961 and 1963 and was the starting center on the 1964 Cleveland Browns team that won the 1964 NFL Championship Game.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 "John Morrow". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  2. 1 2 "Michigan Football Roster Database". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
  3. "1953 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  4. "1954 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  5. "Rams Sign Pair". Milwaukee Sentinel. June 30, 1959. pp. 2–3.
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