Born in York, Pa.
Current member of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers. In his 3rd NFL season and his second with the Packers.
A four-sport athlete at Dover H.S., John was a member of the football, basketball, baseball and track teams.
John went on to Shippensburg University (Pa.) where he finished his career with four Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) records and 27 school records, including career rushing yards (4,685), carries (910), touchdowns (53), all-purpose yards (5,300) and 100-yard rushing games (26). In 2003, he was the NCAA Division II co-leader in scoring with 22 total touchdowns (21 rushing, 1 receiving), a single-season school record.
He became the only player in school history to gain more than 1,000 yards rushing in three straight seasons. He earned first-team All-PSAC Western Division honors three times and was a first-team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2003 and 2004. He graduated with a 3.293 GPA in December 2004 with a degree in chemistry
Chosen first-team American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-American and third-team Associated Press Little All-American
Last season, was one of only two players in the NFL from Shippensburg University (Pa.). The other was his teammate, long snapper Rob Davis, now the Packers' director of player development.
Originally signed by Pittsburgh as a non-drafted free agent out of Shippensburg in 2005, John spent the first half of the season on Pittsburgh's practice squad and was signed to the active roster on Oct. 31. He then played in nine games for the Steelers in 2006.
A sure-handed, reliable fullback the Packers had their eye on for a couple of years, they claimed him off waivers from Pittsburgh on Sept. 2, 2007. He entered last season as the backup to rookie starter Korey Hall and gradually earned more playing time and shared duties with Hall throughout 2007 and 2008. John gained more playing time from scrimmage in the second half of the 2007 season, particularly in run formations and is as key special teams performer.
This past offseason, John enrolled in the NFL's Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program, participated in two weekend sessions of classes on a broad range of business topics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also participated in an events to benefit the Donald Driver Foundation, the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon, is a member of the Packers 'Green Machine' basketball team that helps raise money for local charities, as well as visiting sick, elderly, and cancer patients while home in Pennsylvania.