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|Born:||January 16, 1940|
Forest City, Iowa
|Died:||May 7, 1998 (aged 58)|
Los Angeles, California
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||276 lb (125 kg)|
|High school:||Columbia (WS)|
|NFL Draft:||1962 / Round: 3 / Pick: 31|
(By the Los Angeles Rams)
|AFL draft:||1962 / Round: 4 / Pick: 25|
(By the Oakland Raiders)
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
John Douglas Meyers (born January 16, 1940- May 7 1998) was an American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at the University of Washington.
Affectionately known as "Big John", he attended Columbia High School. In 1957, he was an All-state football player and was an All-American in basketball, that led his team to the 1958 State Basketball Championship.
Meyeres accepted a basketball scholarship from the University of Washington and was soon recruited by Jim Owens to play football as well. He was a two-time Rose Bowl champion. After starting two years at end, he was moved to tackle as a senior.
He was the starting right tackle for the Huskies in the 49-6 Rose Bowl victory over the Wisconsin Badgers. The next day, he played on the basketball team against the UCLA Bruins. The athletics department created the John Meyers Defensive Player award in his honor for the basketball teams. He also lettered in baseball.
He also was captain of the 1960 University of Washington National Champion team. https:/wiki/1960_Washington_Huskies_football_team
Los Angeles Rams
Meyers was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the third round (31st overall) of the 1962 NFL Draft and also was selected in the fourth round (25th overall) of the 1962 AFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.
Seven games into the 1963 season, the team switched Bob Lilly from left defensive end to right defensive tackle, relegating him to the bench. On March 20, 1964, he was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles along with Sam Baker and offensive lineman Lynn Hoyem, in exchange for wide receiver Tommy McDonald.
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