John Hoffman (running back)

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John Hoffman
John Hoffman - 1951 Bowman.jpg
Hoffman on a 1951 Bowman football card
Date of birth (1925-12-08)December 8, 1925
Place of birth Little Rock, Arkansas
Date of death April 15, 1987(1987-04-15) (aged 61)
Place of death Little Rock, Arkansas
Career information
Position(s) Running back
College Arkansas
NFL draft 1949 / Round: 5 / Pick 49
Career history
As player
1949–1956 Chicago Bears
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls 2
Career stats

John Wilks Hoffman (December 8, 1925 – April 15, 1987) was an American football running back in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears.

He made the NFL Pro Bowl in 1954 and 1956. Hoffman was a Little Rock High School all-state football player in 1943–44 and All-State in basketball in 1944–45. He won four track events in the state meet in 1945. He joined the Bears in 1949, rushing for 1,366 yards and catching 135 passes in eight years. Hoffman retired at age 30 and became the England High School football coach.