Don Gleasner

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Don Gleasner
Career information
Position(s) Guard/End
College Maryland
NFL draft 1946 / Round: 28 / Pick: 262
Drafted by Boston Yanks
Career highlights and awards

Donald "Don" Gleasner was an American football player. He played as an end and guard at the University of Maryland. In 1945, his senior year, Maryland was coached by the legendary Bear Bryant. Their penultimate game of the season was in Washington, D.C. against then 13th-ranked and undefeated Virginia (7–0). In the game's final seconds, Gleasner caught a 50–yard pass from tailback Bill Poling for the game-winning touchdown.[1] At Maryland, Gleasner was also member of the Alpha Sigma chapter of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity where he served as the vice-president.[2] Gleasner was selected in the 28th round of the 1946 NFL Draft (262nd overall) by the Boston Yanks.[3][4]


  1. ^ The Terrapin, Class of 1946, University of Maryland yearbook, p. 175–176.
  2. ^ Text from Page 37, Reveille, University of Maryland Yearbook, Class of 1946, 1946, retrieved 28 December 2008.
  3. ^ Terps in the Pros[permanent dead link] (PDF), 2000 Maryland Football Media Guide, University of Maryland Terrapins official website, 2000, retrieved 22 December 2008.
  4. ^ Maryland Drafted Players/Alumni, Pro Football Reference, retrieved 28 December 2008.