John Spagnola graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Political Science. He played three years of varsity football, was two-time All-Ivy First Team, and finished his career as the all-time leading receiver with 88 receptions and 1554 yards. Drafted in the 9th round by the New England Patriots, Mr. Spagnola was released at the end of training camp and picked up by the Philadelphia Eagles in time for the season opener. Mr. Spagnola spent the majority of his pro career in Philadelphia, playing for nine seasons, eight active and starting for five seasons. In 1988, Mr. Spagnola played a year with the Seattle Seahawks and finished his career with the Green Bay Packers in 1989. During his career, he also served as a player representative and executive vice president of the NFL Players Association.
After his playing days ended, Mr. Spagnola pursued a career in broadcasting, working for ABC Sports and covering college football. For eight seasons he served as a color analyst, sideline reporter and studio analyst. He also started an investment consulting business in 1992. This company was later sold to the PFM Group where Mr. Spagnola serves as a Managing Director. Mr. Spagnola has taught courses on managing public funds for the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, St. Rose of Lima Parish, and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.