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John Niland
John Niland
John Niland
John Niland
John Niland
John Niland

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John Niland      New York Wikipedia 

Position(s): OL

John Niland attended Memorial High School and lived in Amityville, New York. He was an All-State fullback.

At Iowa, he became a starter at right tackle as a sophomore, and later moved to offensive guard as a junior. He was a 2nd Team All-Big Ten and 2nd Team All-American selection his junior year (1964) and was a 1st Team All-Big Ten and 1st Team All-America selection after his senior season (1965). He played in the East-West, Hula Bowl and Chicago Tribune all-star games following his college career.

He was selected in the first round (fifth overall) of the 1966 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, becoming the first offensive lineman in franchise history to be drafted in the first round. He was also selected by the Oakland Raiders in the thirteenth round (116th overall) of the 1966 AFL Draft. He played 11 seasons for the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles. He won Super Bowl VI with the Cowboys in 1972. He was a six-time Pro Bowler and a three-time All-Pro.

In 1989, he was named to the Iowa All-time Football Team. In 2006, he was inducted into the University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame on Long Island with the Class of 1997. He is a member of the Cowboys all-time team.

Born 2/29/1944 and is 79 years old.

All Conference: 1st Team (1965), 2nd Team (1964) All American: 1st Team (1965), 2nd Team (1964) U of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame Drafted Round 1 by Dallas Cowboys in 1966 1969, 1971, 1972 



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