|Date of birth:||June 14, 1899|
|Place of birth:||Middletown, Connecticut, United States|
|Date of death:||August 1, 1966(aged 67)|
|Place of death:||Mangula, Rhodesia|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||201 lb (91 kg)|
|High school:||Enfield (CT)|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Representing United States|
|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. Spellman also played American football as a right end for the Providence Steam Roller and Boston Braves from 1925 to 1932.
- "John Spellman Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2013-09-24. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
- "1924 Summer Olympics – Paris, France – Wrestling". databaseOlympics.com. Archived from the original on February 20, 2007. Retrieved April 28, 2008.
- "Dropping Back In NFL History: The NFL's Olympians: (page 4)". Footballnation.com. Retrieved 2012-09-19.[permanent dead link]
- "Jack Spellman". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
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