John Tarver

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John Tarver
No. 36, 49
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1949-01-01) January 1, 1949 (age 68)
Place of birth: Bakersfield, California
Career information
College: Colorado
NFL Draft: 1972 / Round: 7 / Pick: 166
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts-yards: 162-574
Receptions-yards: 34-214
Touchdowns: 8
Player stats at

John Andrew Tarver (born January 1, 1949) is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 7th round (166th overall) of the 1972 NFL Draft out of Colorado. He played four seasons for the Patriots (1972–1974) and the Philadelphia Eagles (1975). John Tarver's son, Seth plays for the Idaho Stampede.

Outstanding athlete at Arvin High School, and Colorado University.