Jack Spellman

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Jack Spellman
Personal information
Born:(1899-06-14)June 14, 1899
Middletown, Connecticut, United States
Died:August 1, 1966(1966-08-01) (aged 67)
Mangula, Rhodesia
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Enfield (CT)
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Jack Spellman
Medal record
Men's wrestling
Representing  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1924 Paris Freestyle, light heavyweight

John Franklin "Jack" Spellman (June 14, 1899 – August 1, 1966) was an American wrestler and olympic champion. He competed at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, where he won a gold medal in freestyle light heavyweight. After college, Spellman became a professional wrestler and football player.[1][2] Spellman played American football as a right end for the Providence Steam Roller and Boston Braves from 1925 to 1932.[3][4]


  1. ^ "John Spellman Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2013-09-24. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
  2. ^ "1924 Summer Olympics – Paris, France – Wrestling". databaseOlympics.com. Archived from the original on February 20, 2007. Retrieved April 28, 2008.
  3. ^ "Dropping Back In NFL History: The NFL's Olympians: (page 4)". Footballnation.com. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
  4. ^ "Jack Spellman". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 25, 2016.