The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
 John Kovatch

John Kovatch

Birth
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Death 18 Aug 2012 (aged 92)
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Burial South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Plot Cremated and interred
Memorial ID 95807610 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Professional Football Player. For three seasons (1942, 1946 to 1947), he played at the offensive-end position in the National Football League with the Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers. Born John George Kovatch, he attended Washington High School (Indiana) and played collegiate football at the University of Notre Dame. While with the Fighting Irish, he was a three-time letterman (1939 to 1941). Selected by the Washington Redskins during the 11th round of the 1942 NFL Draft, he appeared in 21 regular season games. He experienced a world championship as a participant on the Redskins' 1942 NFL Title squad which was of note for defeating the heavily favored Chicago Bears. His career yielded to his service with the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He concluded his career with the Green Bay Packers in 1947, as he played for the legendary coach Curly Lambeau. After retiring from football, Kovatch worked for RCA.

Bio by: C.S.


Family Members

Spouse

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was John Kovatch?

Current rating:

26 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 23 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95807610
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Kovatch (21 Jul 1920–18 Aug 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95807610, citing Hungarian Sacred Heart Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .