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Encyclopedia > John Brockington
John Brockington
Date of birth September 7, 1948 (1948-09-07) (age 58)
Place of birth Flag of United States Brooklyn, New York
Position(s) Running Back
College Ohio State
NFL Draft 1971 / Round 1/ Pick 9
Career Highlights
Pro Bowls 3
Honors Green Bay Packers HOF
Stats
Statistics
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Team(s)
1971-1977
1977
Green Bay Packers
Kansas City Chiefs

John Stanley Brockington (born September 7, 1948 in Brooklyn, NY) is a former American football running back. He was the Green Bay Packers' 1st round draft choice out of Ohio State University, and was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1971. September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1971 NFL Draft was held on January 28-29, 1971 // Round One Hall of Famers John Riggins, RB, Kansas - taken 1st round, 6th overall by the New York Jets. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame was the first hall of fame built to honor a single professional football team. ... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Gold, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... A (sports) draft is a process by which professional sports teams select players not contracted to any team, often from colleges or amateur ranks. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ...


College career

Brockington played halfback and fullback for the Ohio State Buckeyes from 1968 to 1970. He was one of the so-called Super Sophomores who led the Buckeyes to an undefeated season and a consensus national championship in 1968. Brockington and the other Super Sophomores finished their college careers with a record of 27-2. The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... Head Coach Jim Tressel 7th Year, 62-14 Home Stadium Ohio Stadium Capacity 101,568 - Grass Conference Big Ten First Year 1889 Athletic Director Gene Smith Website OhioStateBuckeyes. ... The history of Ohio State Buckeyes football covers 117 years through the 2006 season. ...


Brockington played at the left halfback position in 1968 and 1969, used primarily as a blocker for fullback Jim Otis and quarterback Rex Kern. In 1970 Brockington moved to the fullback position and was the featured running back in head coach Woody Hayes' offense. Brockington finished his senior season with 1,142 rushing yards, which was at the time an Ohio State single-season record. James Lloyd Jim Otis (born April 29, 1948) was a college and professional American football player in the 1960s and 70s. ... Rex William Kern (born May 28, 1949, in Lancaster, Ohio) was an American football player. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... Wayne Woodrow “Woody” Hayes (February 14, 1913 – March 12, 1987) was a college football coach who is best remembered for his 28-year tenure at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, from 1951-1978. ...


Brockington was selected into the Ohio State Football All-Century Team in 2000, and was elected into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame in 2002. In early 2000, the Touchdown Club of Columbus selected an Ohio State Football All-Century Team to honor the greatest Ohio State Buckeyes football players of the 20th century. ... The Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame is the athletic hall of fame for the Ohio State University. ...


Professional career

Brockington was the Green Bay Packers 1st round draft choice, the ninth selection overall, in 1971. Brockington was the first NFL player to ever rush for 1,000 or more yards in each of his first three seasons. In 1971 Brockington was named The NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. Brockington was named All-Pro in 1971, 2nd Team All-Pro in 1973 and All-NFC in 1972. Brockington was also selected to 3 consecutive Pro Bowls (1971-1973). City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... A (sports) draft is a process by which professional sports teams select players not contracted to any team, often from colleges or amateur ranks. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ...


His first running mate in the Green Bay backfield was another former Packer first round draft choice, Donny Anderson. Anderson was traded the following season to the St. Louis Cardinals for running back MacArthur Lane. Together, Brockington and Lane formed a dynamic running duo in the backfield, carrying the Packers offense between 1972 and 1974. Donny Anderson played professional football for nine years in the NFL. A halfback and punter from Texas Tech, Anderson was the first round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers in 1965, the seventh overall selection in the draft that included future hall-of-famers Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... MacArthur Lane (born March 16, 1942 in Oakland, California), is a former professional American football player who was selected by the St. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


With a running style based on his great strength, Brockington epitomized the power running back - a player who preferred to break tackles and run over defenders rather than run away from them. He was one of the first running backs to combine brute force with speed.


Brockington's success was short-lived, however. After eclipsing 1,000 yards rushing during each of his first three seasons, he never attained the same level of achievement. He ran for 883 yards in 1974 and only 434 the following year. This development was the result of typical wear-and-tear, the departure of Lane after the 1974 season and changes in the Packers' playbook that did not take advantage of Brockington's abilities. After the first game of the 1977 season, he was released by the Packers and subsequently signed by the Kansas City Chiefs. He retired following the season. For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Gold, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American...

Preceded by
Jim Otis
Ohio State Buckeyes
Starting Fullbacks
1970
Succeeded by
John Bledsoe

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John Brockington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (371 words)
John Brockington was an American football player born in 1948.
Brockington arrived from Ohio State University where he helped the Buckeyes win college football national championships in 1968 and was an All-American his senior season in 1970.
Brockington was the first NFL player to ever rush for 1,000 or more yards in each of his first three seasons.
Theatre at UBC - Dr. John Brockington (697 words)
JOHN BROCKINGTON Born May 8, 1929 in Burnaby, B.C. Died January 6, 2005 in Vancouver B.C. John passed away in Vancouver General Hospital at the age of 75.
John was also a classical pianist, who performed in concert and for the CBC as a soloist and as part of a duo piano team with Colin Slim.
John shared his passion for his favourite authors with his many friends, often introducing them to such delights as the comic eccentricities of E.F.Benson, the heart-rending novels of Barbara Pym, and latterly the darkly set pieces of Alan Bennett.
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