Sunday, November 17, 2013

Topsy-Turvy Symank

We conclude our focus on Packers’ DB Johnny Symank with this photo (above) from the 1962 Salute to the Packers publication. We shared the two-part article written by Richard Bowers, who was Symank’s brother-in-law, and we hope you enjoyed it. Here’s the full career information for Symank:

Personal information:
Date of birth: August 31, 1935
Place of birth: La Grange, Texas
Date of death: January 23, 2002 (aged 66)
Place of death: Dauphin Island, Alabama
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)

Career information:
High school: Caldwell High School; Caldwell, Texas
College: University of Florida
NFL Draft: 1957 / Round: 23 / Pick: 268
Debuted in 1957 for the Green Bay Packers
Last played in 1963 for the St. Louis Cardinals

As player:
Green Bay Packers (1957–1962)
St. Louis Cardinals (1963)

As coach:
Tulane (assistant) (1964)
Virginia (assistant) (1965)
Atlanta Falcons (assistant) (1966–1968)
Northern Arizona (head coach) (1969–1970)
Texas – Arlington (head coach) (1971–1973)
New York Giants (assistant) (1974–1978)
Baltimore Colts (assistant) (1979–1981)
Louisiana State (assistant) (1984–1986)

Career highlights and awards:
University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame
NFL Championship (1961, 1962)

Career NFL statistics:
Games played: 89
Interceptions: 19
INT return yards: 387
Touchdowns: 1
Fumbles recovered: 12