Don Fuell

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Don Fuell
Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Position Quarterback
Career history
College Southern Miss (1960)
High school Guntersville
Personal information
Date of birth 1938
Career highlights and awards
  • USM Hall of Fame

Donald Lee Fuell (born 1938) an American-born football quarterback. College scouts began seeking his services when he was in the 10th grade at Marshall County High School in rural Alabama.

Don's high school honors included football All-American, baseball All-State and basketball All-District. His high school coach, Joe Chorba, said of Fuell, "He was a cut above all the other boys I ever coached. He was much of a man."

Don Fuell still claims several Guntersville Wildcat records which include 23 touchdown passes in a career, 14 touchdown passes in a season, longest pass play (85 yards), and quarterbacking Guntersville’s only 10-0 team (1955).

At The University of Southern Mississippi, Fuell was selected Mr. USM, senior Most Valuable Player, and president of the 1962 graduating class. A College All-American, Fuell played in the Blue-Gray Football Classic, Senior Bowl, and College All-Star games. In the Senior Bowl, he shares the kicking record with six converted points after a touchdown. Fuell was inducted into the USM Hall of Fame in 1983.

Before starting on a distinguished business career with Lockheed-Martin, Fuell's professional football career lasted from 1962-1967 included stints with the Houston Oilers, Toronto Argonauts, Montreal Alouettes and Orlando Panthers.