Dan McGrew

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Daniel Atwood McGrew
No. 52
Position: Center
Personal information
Born: (1937-04-07) April 7, 1937 (age 80)
Martins Ferry, Ohio
Career information
College: Purdue University
NFL Draft: 1959 / Round: 20 / Pick: 232
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Daniel Atwood McGrew (born April 7, 1937) is a retired American football center.[1]

Purdue University[edit]

During his college years, McGrew was a center at Purdue University.


McGrew was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 1959, but on the following year was taken by the Buffalo Bills during their inaugural season, when he played in all 14 games and was their starting center.[2] Although he ended up as an All-AFL 2nd team member, he was replaced the following year by rookie Al Bemiller and never played another game.


McGrew went on to play on the semi-pro level with the Wheeling Ironmen. On June 13, 2009, McGrew was one of eight new members in the 29th class to be inducted into the Minor Pro Football Hall of Fame.

High school coaching[edit]

McGrew later coached football on the high school level.[3] During this time, he was a ninth grade gym teacher, retiring from Weir High School after the 1998–99 school year.