John Kovatch

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For the 1938 Cleveland Rams player, see Johnny Kovatch.
John Kovatch
No. 40
Position: End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1920-07-21)July 21, 1920
Place of birth: South Bend, Indiana
Date of death: August 18, 2012(2012-08-18) (aged 92)[1]
Place of death: South Bend, Indiana
Career information
High school: South Bend (IN) Washington
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1942 / Round: 13 / Pick: 116
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • NFL champion (1942)
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 18
Receiving yards: 157
Touchdowns: 1
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

John George Kovatch, Jr. (July 21, 1920 – August 18, 2012) was an American football end in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins and the Green Bay Packers. He was born in South Bend, Indiana. He played college football at the University of Notre Dame and was drafted in the 13th round of the 1942 NFL Draft.


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