John Michels (guard)

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For the football player of the same name, see John Michels.
John Michels
Date of birth (1931-02-15) February 15, 1931 (age 84)
Place of birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s) Guard
College Tennessee
NFL draft 1953 / Round: 25 / Pick 297
Career history
As player
1953 Philadelphia Eagles
Career stats

John Joseph Michels (born February 15, 1931) was an American football offensive lineman who played for the University of Tennessee (1950–1952) and in the National Football League (1953). In 1952 he was a consensus first-team All-American. In 1996, Michels was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. He is best known for coaching the offensive line of the Minnesota Vikings for every year from 1967-1993 with the exception of 1984 when he coached the running backs.

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