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John Martinkovic

Chad Burkholder
Packers Hall of Fame

Inducted 1974

Acquired from the Washington Redskins in 1951, John Martinkovic brought determined, steady play to his left defensive end spot over six seasons in Green Bay, from 1951-’56.

During his Packer career, the 6’3”, 245-pound Martinkovic, who played collegiately at Xavier University, returned a Deral Teteak punt block and a fumble for touchdowns. Traded to the New York Giants in 1957, Martinkovic returned to make Green Bay his home after his playing career. 

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Packers Hall of Fame player John Martinkovic
Packers Hall of Fame player John Martinkovic