John Prchlik Death
John passed away on December 31, 2003 at the age of 78.
When did John Prchlik die?December 31, 2003
How old was John Prchlik when died?78
John Prchlik Birthday and Date of Death
John Prchlik was born on July 20, 1925 and died on December 31, 2003. John was 78 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: July 20, 1925
Date of Death: December 31, 2003
Age at Death: 78
John Prchlik - Biography
John George Prchlik (July 20, 1925 – December 31, 2003) was a professional American football defensive lineman in the National Football League. He was born into a Czech immigrant community and didn't learn English until he went to school yet he excelled at academics and athletics at Cleveland West Technical High School. Evidence to his leadership skills and the wartime situation he was nominated for an officers training program. He could have been placed in any university in the country. Randomly he was assigend to the ROTC program at Yale University, where among others his classmates included George Herbert Bush and William F. Buckley, a huge cultural shift from W. 44th St. in Cleveland. He served as an Ensign on the aircraft carrier, the USS White Plains in the Pacific Theater in the middle of his college career. He returned to New Haven, and lettered in football, wrestling, and crew and married his wife, Patricia Hallihan, a local resident in 1948. After playing college football at Yale, Prchlik was drafted by the Boston Yanks in the 30th round (277th overall) in his Junior year of the 1947 NFL Draft. He played five seasons for the Detroit Lions including their 1952 and 1953 Championship seasons. In the off season, he worked towards his Law degree and graduated from Wayne State University in 1952.