Friday, December 4, 2015

1976 Profile: John Skorupan

Linebacker
No. 55
Penn State
"Skorupan was the Bills' most consistent linebacker in 1975, starting all 14 games and coming back from knee surgery that knocked him out of the final eight games of the 1974 season. He had his first pass interception as a pro against the New York Giants in a Monday Night game, made the UPI All-Rookie team in 1973 and continued his outstanding play in 1974 before the injury. A strong, consistent open field tackler, John was the Bills' sixth round draft choice in '73.
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.
He worked last winter for a local real estate firm. He's an avid golfer."

-Buffalo Bills 1976 Yearbook

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