John Dutton was born on February 6, 1951, and he played for Baltimore Colts and Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League as a defensive lineman. He was raised in Rapid City, South Dakota and had his education at Cathedral High School.
At Cathedral High School, he played football and when school had closed in 1968, John Dutton got a transfer to Central High School where he led the Cobblers to the Class A basketball title in his senior year in 1969.
Even though he initially was into the playing of basketball, he decided to play football regardless of the numerous scholarship offers for basketball. During his college days, he played football at the University of Nebraska after receiving a scholarship from the University and he played under Coach Bob Devaney.
Dutton participated in the 1971 Nebraska-Oklahoma game, also called the “Game of the Century” and also took part in the 1971 national championship. He was so good at football and in 1975, he led Colts in sacks with a career-high 17, to go along with 90 tackles.
He subsequently became one of the best and dominant lineman in the National Football League. John Dutton played under Coach Tom Osborne and through his hard work and efforts, he earned All-America and All-Big 8 honors.
Due to some issues with his contract, Baltimore Colts had no alternative or option but to give him to Dallas Cowboys. He played for the Dallas Cowboys for a period of 9 years and he helped the team in 1980, 1981 and 1982 to play in the NFC title game.
It is not known if John Dutton is in any relationship. Neither is there any record to show that John Dutton is married. He was inducted into the University of Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame.
He was once diagnosed with colon cancer but by surgery, he got cured after two feet of his colon was cut off. After retirement from football, John Dutton has been involved with some personal businesses and notably owns a Signs Company and Dutton’s Den, an off-sale liquor store and restaurant.
John Dutton Net Worth
John Dutton is estimated to be worth $5 million.