Don Looney

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Don Looney
No. 30
Position: End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1916-09-02)September 2, 1916
Place of birth: Sulphur Springs, Texas, US
Date of death: April 5, 2015(2015-04-05) (aged 98)
Place of death: Fort Worth, Texas, US
Career information
College: Texas Christian University
NFL Draft: 1940 / Round: 8 / Pick: 63
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 75
Receiving yards: 952
Touchdowns: 7
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

John Don Looney (September 2, 1916 – April 5, 2015) was a professional American football end in the National Football League. He was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas.[1] He played three seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles (1940) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (1941–1942). He was the first receiver in NFL history to have over 100 yards receiving in each of his first two games, a feat which was not equaled until the 2008 NFL season by another Eagles wide receiver, DeSean Jackson.[2] At the time of his death, Looney was the second oldest living former NFL player. He was the father of NFL running back Joe Don Looney, who later died in a one-person motorcycle accident after his NFL career ended.

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