John Mendenhall

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John Mendenhall
Date of birth (1948-12-03) December 3, 1948 (age 68)
Place of birth Cullen, Louisiana
Career information
Position(s) Defensive tackle
College Grambling State
NFL draft 1972 / Round: 3 / Pick: 55
Career history
As player
1972–1979 New York Giants
1980 Detroit Lions
Career stats

John Rufus Mendenhall (born December 3, 1948 in Cullen, Louisiana) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the New York Giants and Detroit Lions. He played college football at Grambling State University and was drafted in the third round of the 1972 NFL Draft.

Played in 116 games in 9 seasons. Had his best year as a pro in 1977 with 12 sacks and 7 forced fumbles.