Johnny Drake

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Johnny Drake
Position:Fullback / Halfback
Personal information
Born:(1916-03-27)March 27, 1916
Chicago, Illinois
Died:March 26, 1973(1973-03-26) (aged 56)
Detroit, Michigan
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:213 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school:Chicago (IL) Bowen
College:Purdue
NFL Draft:1937 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • First Team All-Pro (1940)
  • 3× NFL All-Star (1938–1940)
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:1,700
Average:3.2
Touchdowns:24
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

John William "Zero" Drake (March 27, 1916 – March 26, 1973) was an American football player. He was the first round pick (10th overall) by the Cleveland Rams, their first ever draft pick, in the 1937 NFL Draft. A Purdue Boilermakers running back, he led the NFL in touchdowns in the 1939 & 1940 seasons.

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