- IUB Athletics Hall of Fame (1991)
John won football letters in 1967, 1968 and 1969 as a tailback and punter on Indiana's 1967 Big Ten Co-Championship and Rose Bowl team. He was Indiana's Most Valuable Player in 1969 and first team All-Big Ten in 1969. John earned All-American honors in both 1967 and 1969. John set Indiana season and career rushing records and led Hoosiers in rushing and punting three straight years and had an IU record 1,217 rushing yards in 1969. John played in the East-West, All-American, Hula Bowl and College All-Star games and played professionally with the San Francisco 49ers.