NFL legend John Wooten, a member of the 1964 Super Bowl champion Cleveland Browns, has had a good year. First, he was named to the Sports Illustrated “NFL Power 40+” which lists the league’s most influential officials, executives, coaches, players and more. A few weeks ago, he was inducted into the Cleveland Browns Legends and received a Ring of Honor. In between honors, he has managed to keep up his exercise routine at the Methodist Charlton Medical Center Fitness Center.
Wooten has used many of the cardiology services offered at Methodist Charlton and Methodist Dallas medical centers, beginning with a stent he received at Methodist Dallas to prevent blockage of blood flow to his heart. After surgery, he successfully completed the Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Methodist Charlton. Wooten, who has a history of heart disease in his family, says he knew he needed to keep exercising to keep healthy, so he chose to continue his exercise program at the Methodist Charlton Fitness Center. He works out several times a week. “The reason I chose Methodist Charlton is because of the people,” Wooten said. “I like the atmosphere here and I watched the way the s
taff handled people. My wh
ole philosophy is there is nothing on this earth more important than people.” The Arlington resident says he encourages others in the Cardiac Rehabilitation program to keep coming back to exercise after they complete the program.
In addition to playing for the Cleveland Browns, Wooten also played a season with the Washington Redskins. His 44-year career with the NFL includes an impressive list of on-the-field honors as well as several positions as manager, agent, and scout, including Director of Pro Personnel with the Dallas Cowboys. He currently serves as Chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which works with the NFL to increase job opportunities for minorities in the league.