John Michels (guard)

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John Michels
Born:(1931-02-15)February 15, 1931
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died:January 10, 2019(2019-01-10) (aged 87)
Kingsport, Tennessee
Career information
Position(s) Guard
College Tennessee
NFL draft 1953 / Round: 25 / Pick 297
Career history
As player
1953 Philadelphia Eagles

John Joseph Michels (February 15, 1931 – January 10, 2019) was an American football offensive lineman who played for the University of Tennessee (1950–1952) and in the National Football League (1953). [1] [2] In 1952, he was a consensus first-team All-American. In 1996, Michels was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. He is best known for coaching the offensive line of the Minnesota Vikings every year from 1967-1993 with the exception of 1984 when he coached the running backs.

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References

  1. "Former UT Vols All-American, longtime Vikings assistant John Michels dies at age 87". Knoxville News Sentinel.