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Jon Giesler
Date of birth: December 23, 1956 (1956-12-23) (age 53)
Place of birth: Toledo, Ohio
Career information
Position(s): Offensive tackle
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 1/ Pick 24
 As player:
1979-1988 Miami Dolphins
Playing stats at

Jon William Giesler (born December 23, 1956) is a former American football offensive tackle who played ten seasons with the Miami Dolphins of the NFL. He was selected by the Dolphins in the first round as the 24th overall pick in the 1979 NFL Draft.

Giesler grew up in Woodville, Ohio, a town of approximately 2,000 people, located 30 minutes southeast of Toledo, Ohio. He attended Woodmore High School in Elmore, Ohio where he was a football and track star. He won the Ohio Class "A" State Championship in both shot put and discus. After graduating high school in 1975, he attended the University of Michigan on a football scholarship and played under the legendary coach, Bo Schembechler. In 1977, during his junior year, Giesler saw action in all 12 games playing both left and right tackle. He started all 12 games at left tackle during his senior season in 1978, and was an All Conference selection in the Big Ten.

Following his retirement from the NFL at the conclusion of the 1988 season, Giesler remained in Florida where he owns a chain of restaurants.



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