John Woudenberg

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John Woudenberg
No. 36, 41
Position: OT/DT
Personal information
Date of birth: (1918-05-25)May 25, 1918
Place of birth: Denver, Colorado
Date of death: May 3, 2005(2005-05-03) (aged 86)
Career information
College: University of Denver
NFL draft: 1940 / Round: 6 / Pick: 47
(by the Chicago Bears)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Pro Bowl selection (1942)
  • University of Denver Athletics Hall of Fame (1996)
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 83
Games started: 71
Stats at

John William "Dutch" Woudenberg, Jr. (May 25, 1918 –May 3, 2005) was a professional American football offensive and defensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) and the All-America Football Conference (AAFC).

He was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He played college football and wrestled at the University of Denver.[1] He was affiliated with the Kappa Sigma fraternity at DU.[2]

He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the sixth round of the 1940 NFL Draft. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1940 through 1942. During World War II he served as an officer in the United States Navy.[1] After the war he joined the AAFC's San Francisco 49ers in 1946 and played until 1949.

He was married in August 1943.[2]


  1. ^ a b John Woudenberg at Find a Grave
  2. ^ a b "Denver Girl Bride of Ensign 'Steeler'". Pittsburgh Press. August 28, 1943. p. 5. Retrieved May 26, 2011.