Johnny Bookman

Johnny Bookman

Birth
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 23 Oct 1995 (aged 61)
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 21023453 · View Source
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Professional football player. After graduating from Baton Rouge High School in 1953, John Dolan Bookman went to the University of Miami as a running back-defensive back. He led the nation in interceptions in 1956. He was taken in the eighth round of the NFL draft by the New York Giants in 1957 and played in eleven games as a defensive back and kick returner in his rookie year. He was an All-Pro defensive back in 1960 with the Dallas Texans, now the Kansas City Chiefs, of the American Football League. In 1961, he played with the New York Titans, which later became the New York Jets. In his three-year pro career, he had thirteen interceptions in a total of thirty-three games. He scored one touchdown. After his playing career ended, he was a high school football coach until his death.

Bio by: Mel Bashore


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mel Bashore
  • Added: 19 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21023453
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johnny Bookman (6 Sep 1934–23 Oct 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21023453, citing Roselawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .