John Perko

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John Perko
Date of birth February 20, 1914
Place of birth Chisholm, Minnesota
Date of death May 8, 1973
Place of death Hibbing, Minnesota
Career information
Position(s) Guard, Center
College Duquesne
NFL draft 1937 / Round:
Career history
As player
1937–1940 Pittsburgh Pirates
1944 "Card-Pitt"
1945–1947 Pittsburgh Steelers
Career stats

John Joseph Perko (February 20, 1914 – May 8, 1973) was a professional football player for eight seasons in the National Football League. He played for Pittsburgh Pirates-Steelers his entire career. In 1944, he also played on the Steelers-Chicago Cardinals merged team, "Card-Pitt". Prior to playing professional football, Perko played at the college level while attending Duquesne University.


In December 1935, Perko eloped with his girlfriend, Gloria Sutter in West Virginia.