Jack Spellman

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Jack Spellman
Position: End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1899-06-14)June 14, 1899
Place of birth: Middletown, Connecticut, United States
Date of death: August 1, 1966(1966-08-01) (aged 67)
Place of death: Mangula, Rhodesia
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Enfield (CT)
College: Brown
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.[1][2] Spellman also 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. Retrieved 2012-09-19. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Jack Spellman". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 25, 2016.