John Scully (American football)

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John Scully
No. 61
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1958-08-02) August 2, 1958 (age 58)
Place of birth: Huntington, New York
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 262 lb (119 kg)
Career information
High school: Huntington (NY) Holy Family
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 4 / Pick: 109
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Consensus All-American (1980)
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 112
Player stats at

John Francis Scully, Jr. (born August 2, 1958) is a former American college and professional football player who was a guard in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons during the 1980s and early 1990s. Scully played college football for the University of Notre Dame, and earned All-American honors. He played for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons for his entire pro career.

Early years[edit]

He was born in Huntington, New York.

College career[edit]

Scully attended the University of Notre Dame, where he played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team from 1977 to 1980. As a senior in 1980, he was a team captain and was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American as the team's center. He is the writer of the popular Notre Dame anthem "Here Come the Irish."

Professional career[edit]

The Atlanta Falcons chose Scully in the fourth round (109th pick overall) of the 1981 NFL Draft, and he played for the Falcons from 1981 to 1990. In his ten-year NFL career, he played in 112 games and started eighty-two of them.