Don Norton

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Don Norton
Don Norton 1961.jpg
No. 88
Position: End
Personal information
Born: (1938-03-13)March 13, 1938
Iowa City, Iowa [1]
Died: June 23, 1997(1997-06-23) (aged 59)
Career information
High school: Anamosa (IA)[2]
College: Iowa
NFL Draft: 1960 / Round: 5 / Pick: 56
AFL draft: 1960 / Round: 1
Pick: First Selections
(by the Minneapolis AFL team)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 228
Receiving yards: 3486
Touchdowns: 27
Player stats at NFL.com

Donald Farris Norton (March 3, 1938 – June 23, 1997) was an American Football League end. He played college football at the University of Iowa and was drafted by the newly formed AFL in 1960, playing seven seasons for the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers (1960–1966), making the AFL All-Star team in 1961 and 1962. After retiring, Norton began to experience health problems from steroid use, which was widespread in the teams he played on. He suffered a heart attack at the age of 59 and died in 1997 after undergoing open heart surgery.[3]

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