"Skorupan started 20 consecutive games at outside linebacker before a knee injury knocked him out of the lineup after six games of the 1974 season. Considered by many to be one of the top outside linebacker prospects in the NFL, he made the UPI All-Rookie team in 1973 and continued his outstanding play early in 1974 before the injury. Skorupan underwent knee surgery and is expected to be at full strength this year. He's a strong, consistent open field tackler with excellent instincts. John was Buffalo's sixth round draft choice in 1973.
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."
-Buffalo Bills 1975 Yearbook