John Shirk

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John Shirk
Position: End, defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1917-06-24)June 24, 1917
Place of birth: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Date of death: November 8, 1993(1993-11-08) (aged 76)
Place of death: Glendora, California
Career information
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 1940 / Round: 4 / Pick: 26
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played–started: 11–7
Receptions–yards: 11–91
Interceptions: 1
Player stats at

John Francis Shirk (June 24, 1917 – November 11, 1993) was a professional American football end and defensive end in the National Football League (NFL). He played one season for the Chicago Cardinals. During World War II, he served as a captain in the field artillery. During the invasion of Salerno, he was captured and held in the German prisoner of war camp Oflag 64 in Poland.

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