John Babinecz (born July 27, 1950) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Oilers and Chicago Bears. He played college football at Villanova University.
|Born:||July 27, 1950|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||222 lb (101 kg)|
|High school:||Central Catholic|
|NFL Draft:||1972 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Babinecz attended Central Catholic High School where he played as a tight end and linebacker, receiving All-Catholic honors in his last two years. He also was the State Catholic champion in the shot put.
He accepted a football scholarship from Villanova University, where he became a three-year starter and a three-time All-East selection at middle linebacker. In 2003, the school retired his #64 jersey.
In 1973, he played on special teams, while backing up Dave Edwards and D. D. Lewis at outside linebacker. He suffered a broken hand during training camp that slowed his progress and also missed 2 regular season games with a pulled back muscle. He was placed on injured waivers before the start of the 1974 season.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL)Edit
Babinecz currently works as a pediatrician.
- "Villanova Gets Local Grid Star". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2016-07-22.
- "Football Retirement Ceremony Honors Finneran and Babinecz". villanova.com. Retrieved 2016-07-22.
- "Dallas Reports Two Reserves In Doubt". Toledo Blade. Retrieved 2016-07-22.
- "Signs with Eagles". The Bryan Times. Retrieved 2016-07-22.
- "Falcons get linebacker from Eagles, cut back". The Tuscaloosa News. Retrieved 2016-07-22.
- "Last-quarter effort stalls as Bombers dump 'Riders". The Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 2016-07-22.
- "Transactions". Daily News. Retrieved 2016-07-22.