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.
|Born:||March 19, 1973|
La Jolla, California
|Height:||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Weight:||300 lb (136 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27|
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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.
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. 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.
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 (www.spinedallas.com) 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.
The 1995 All-Pacific-10 Conference football team consisted of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Pacific-10 Conference teams for the 1995 Pacific-10 Conference football season.
Seven of the conference's teams had at least three players represented on the All-Pac 10 first team as follows:
Conference co-champion USC was ranked No. 12 in the final AP Poll and placed four players on the first team: wide receiver and Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year Keyshawn Johnson, offensive lineman John Michels, defensive lineman Darrell Russell, and punter John Stonehouse.
Conference co-champion Washington placed three on the first team: tight end Ernie Conwell, linebacker Ink Aleaga, and defensive back Lawyer Milloy.
Oregon was ranked No. 18 in the final AP Poll and placed three on the first team: running back and Pac-10 all-purpose player of the year Ricky Whittle, linebacker Jeremy Asher, and defensive back Alex Molden.
Fourth-place Stanford placed three on the first team: offensive lineman Jeff Buckley, placekicker Eric Abrams, and return specialist Damon Dunn.
UCLA, tied for fifth place, placed three on the first team: running back Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar and offensive lineman Jonathan Ogden and Mike Flanagan.
Arizona, also tied for fifth place, placed three, all defenders, on the first team: Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year Tedy Bruschi, defensive lineman Chuck Osborne, and defensive back Brandon Sanders.
Arizona State placed three, all on offense, on the first team: quarterback Jake Plummer, wide receive Keith Poole, and offensive lineman Juan Roque.Charlie Shepard
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