Don Heinrich

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Don Heinrich
Don Heinrich - 1954 Bowman.jpg
Heinrich on a 1954 Bowman football card
No. 11
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1930-09-19)September 19, 1930
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Date of death: February 29, 1992(1992-02-29)
Place of death: Saratoga, California
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 182 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school: Bremerton High School
College: Washington
NFL draft: 1952 / Round: 3 / Pick: 35
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
TD-INT: 17-23
Passing yards: 2,287
QB Rating: 49.6
Stats at
Stats at

Donald Alan Heinrich (September 19, 1930 – February 29, 1992) was an American collegiate and Professional Football quarterback. He played college football at the University of Washington, and also played professionally for the NFL's New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys, and in the American Football League for the Oakland Raiders in 1962.

Playing career[edit]

Heinrich was the quarterback at Washington from 1949 to 1952, leading the nation in passing in 1950 and 1952[1] and setting many of the school's passing records. He was drafted in the 1952 NFL Draft and played with the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, and Oakland Raiders. He was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1960 NFL Expansion Draft.

In his five seasons with the Giants, he saw action in three NFL championship games.

Coaching career[edit]

He later held coaching positions with the Cowboys, the Giants, the New Orleans Saints, the Los Angeles Rams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Francisco 49ers.

Broadcasting career[edit]

In 1976, Heinrich began his broadcasting career, working first on University of Washington Huskies games and also as the first radio game analyst for the Seattle Seahawks Radio Network (working with Pete Gross and Wayne Cody) and then becoming an analyst for the 49ers' games.

In 1983 and 1984, Heinrich was a color analyst for ESPN and ABC broadcasts of the United States Football League (USFL).

Heinrich was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1987.

He worked with Preview Sports Publications, with whom he published the magazines Don Heinrich's College Football and the Don Heinrich's Pro Preview, until his death.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NCAA Football Annual Leaders". Hickok Sports. Retrieved 2009-06-24. 

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