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|Position:||Fullback / Halfback|
|Born:||March 27, 1916|
|Died:||March 26, 1973 56) (aged|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||213 lb (97 kg)|
|High school:||Chicago (IL) Bowen|
|NFL Draft:||1937 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|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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