John Hock

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John Hock
Date of birth (1928-03-07)March 7, 1928
Place of birth Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date of death December 9, 2000(2000-12-09) (aged 72)
Career information
Position(s) Guard
College Santa Clara
NFL draft 1950 / Round: 7
Career history
As player
1950 Chicago Cardinals
1953–1957 Los Angeles Rams
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls 1
Career stats

John J. Hock (March 7, 1928 – December 9, 2000) was an American football offensive lineman who played for the Chicago Cardinals from 1950 to 1952 and Los Angeles Rams from 1953 to 1957. He was named to the Pro Bowl one time. He was co-captain of a Santa Clara University (California) football squad that defeated Bear Bryant's highly ranked University of Kentucky team in the 1950 Orange Bowl. Hock also participated in the Olympic Trials for wrestling and was a veteran of the Korean War. After his professional football career ended with a severe knee injury, Hock went on to a successful career as an executive with a variety of freight forwarding and transportation companies. Hock died from lung cancer in December 2000. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was survived by his wife Bernadette "Micki", seven children and thirteen grandchildren.