John Corker

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John Corker
No. 88
Position: Linebacker/Offensive Line/Defensive Line
Personal information
Date of birth: (1958-12-29) December 29, 1958 (age 56)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
College: Oklahoma State
NFL draft: 1980 / Round: 5 / Pick: 134
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • USFL All-Time Team
  • 2× All-USFL selection (1983, 1984)
  • First Team All-Arena - OL/DL (1991)
  • Lineman of the Year (1991)
  • AFL's 10th Anniversary Team (1996)
  • AFL Hall of Fame (2002)
  • AFL 20 Greatest Players - 19 (2006)
  • AFL 25 Greatest Players - 14 (2012)
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John Corker (born December 29, 1958 in Miami, Florida) is a former American football linebacker who played four seasons in the National Football League, mainly for the Houston Oilers, and eight seasons in the Arena Football League. In 2002, Corker was elected into the Arena Football League Hall of Fame.[1]

Corker was named Big-8 Defensive Player of the Year in 1978 despite playing in only 7 games prior to tearing ligaments in his knee. He returned in 1979 and was 2nd team All Big-8 and All-American.

He also played with the Michigan Panthers and the Memphis Showboats of the United States Football League. Corker graduated from South Miami High School in 1976 (South Miami, Florida,) where he played football and basketball.

Corker was named USFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1983 after recording 28.5 sacks in just 18 games while playing with the Michigan Panthers. Corker's efforts also led the Panthers to the USFL Championship that same season.

After the Panthers merged with the Oakland Invaders before the 1985 USFL season, Corker signed with the Memphis Showboats. One of his defensive mates was future NFL Hall of Famer, Reggie White. Corker finished his 3-year USFL career with 42 sacks in 54 games.

In 1994 Corker resurfaced with the Arena Football League's Miami Hooters playing 7 games for head coach Don Strock.


  1. ^ "Hall of Fame". Arena Football League. Retrieved February 12, 2013.