|Title:||HOF Class of '90|
John Silva was a four-year starter on the offensive and defensive lines for the Kings Point football team and was a captain and four-year letter winner for the Kings Point track team. He was named First Team Little All-America as a senior and received the 1963 Adm. Stedman Trophy.
Silva was also named one of the best collegiate tackles on the east coast as a senior. In track, Silva was the Collegiate Track Conference shot put champion and was the Long Island Collegiate Conference shot put and discus champion. He set Kings Point records in the shot put his junior and senior years.