John Michels

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John Michels
No. 77
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1973-03-19) March 19, 1973 (age 45)
La Jolla, California
Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 24
Games started: 14
Fumble recoveries: 0
Player stats at

John Spiegel Michels (born March 19, 1973 in La Jolla, California) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League, and current Interventional Pain Management Physician at Interventional Spine & Pain in Dallas, Texas.

High school career[edit]

Michels attended La Jolla High School, where he was a three time letterman in football, basketball, and track. In football, he was a two-way starter and was named First Team All-American and Western League Defensive MVP as a defensive tackle, and First Team All-San Diego County as an offensive tackle. In track and field, he was the 1991 Western League Champion in the discus.

Michels was named as one of San Diego's 100 all-time greatest prep football players by the San Diego Union-Tribune.

College career[edit]

Michels played college football at the University of Southern California and was a First Team All-Pac-10 and a Second Team All-American offensive tackle, after being converted from a defensive end.[1] He helped to lead the Trojans to a victory over Northwestern University in the 1996 Rose Bowl. After his senior year at USC, Michels was selected as a starter in the 1996 Senior Bowl All-Star game.[2]


Born John Spiegel Michels, Jr., Michels is the great-great-grandson of Joseph Spiegel, the founder of Spiegel Catalog, which was one of the most important firms in the mail-order industry, and arguably the first.

From 2000-2002 he served as the Youth Director at Canyon Hills Church in Mission Viejo, California.

In 2008 Michels received his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and a fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine.

He currently practices at Interventional Spine & Pain ( in Dallas, Texas. He has a passion for utilizing conservative therapies and minimally invasive procedures to alleviate pain and improve human performance. He looks to have a medical career that helps prevent, treat, and rehabilitate injury so that people can perform at their optimal levels and live out their passions, pain free.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2011-10-31.