Jack Spellman

Jack Spellman
Position: End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1899-06-14)June 14, 1899
Place of birth: Middletown, Connecticut, United States
Date of death: August 1, 1966(1966-08-01) (aged 67)
Place of death: Mangula, Rhodesia
Career information
College: Brown
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Jack Spellman
Medal record
Men's wrestling
Representing  United States
Olympic Games
1924 Paris Freestyle, light heavyweight

John Franklin "Jack" Spellman (June 14, 1899 August 1, 1966) was an American wrestler and olympic champion. He competed at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, where he won a gold medal in freestyle light heavyweight.[1][2] Spellman has also played American football as a right end for the Providence Steam Roller and Boston Braves from 1925 to 1932.[3][4]


  1. "John Spellman Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
  2. "1924 Summer Olympics Paris, France Wrestling". databaseOlympics.com. Retrieved April 28, 2008.
  3. "Dropping Back In NFL History: The NFL's Olympians: (page 4)". Footballnation.com. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
  4. "Jack Spellman". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 25, 2016.

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