Sunday, August 16, 2015

1974 Profile: John Skorupan

Linebacker
No. 55
Penn State
"Skorupan won a regular berth as an outside linebacker and developed into one of the Bills' steadiest defensive performers. An excellent tackler in the open field and strong on pass coverage, he has good speed and instincts. John was Buffalo's sixth round draft choice and made the UPI All-Rookie team.
John was one of the outstanding defensive players in the East as a senior at Penn State and a consensus All-America selection. He was voted AP Lineman of the Week after the Nittany Lions' 1973 victory over Navy; he had 15 unassisted tackles, three sacks of the quarterback and returned an interception 32 yards for a touchdown against the Midshipmen. John was on Penn State's Sugar and Cotton Bowl elevens, and a member of the Hula Bowl and College All-Star squads.
Real estate and insurance were his college majors. John spent part of the off-season at Penn State completing his degree requirements and working with the Nittany Lion linebackers. Dancing is one of his favorite pastimes."

-Buffalo Bills 1974 Yearbook

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