|Born:||February 28, 1897|
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Died:||July 1, 1966 (aged 69)|
Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.
|Position(s)||Fullback, Halfback, Quarterback|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Weight||157 lb (71 kg)|
|College||University of Chicago|
John Frederick "Johnny" Bryan (February 28, 1897 – July 1, 1966) was a professional football player for the Chicago Cardinals, Chicago Bears, and Milwaukee Badgers. He was also a player-coach and franchise owner of the Badgers in 1925 and 1926.
The Badgers franchise was turned over to Bryan after it was discovered that the team had employed four Chicago high school players for game against the Chicago Cardinals that resulted in a 59-0 loss for the Badgers. As a result of the scandal, owner Ambrose McGuirk was forced by NFL President Joe Carr to turn over his franchise to Bryan.
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