Don Whitmire

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Don Whitmire
No. 70
Born:(1922-07-01)July 1, 1922
Giles County, Tennessee
Died:May 3, 1991(1991-05-03) (aged 68)
Annandale, Virginia
Career information
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight215 lb (98 kg)
High schoolDecatur High School
Decatur, Alabama
NFL draft1944 / Round: 9 / Pick: 6
Drafted byGreen Bay Packers

Donald Boone Whitmire (July 1, 1922 – May 3, 1991) was an American football tackle who played college football from 1941 to 1944 at the University of Alabama and the United States Naval Academy (USNA). He is one of only four college football players to ever be named as an All-American at two different schools. In 1956, Whitmire was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame.

After his graduation from USNA, in the same class as future United States President Jimmy Carter, Whitmire was commissioned an ensign in the United States Navy, where he later reached the rank of rear admiral. While serving with the Seventh Fleet, he commanded Task Force 76, which supported the evacuation of Saigon in April 1975.[1]


  1. ^ "Donald Boone Whitmire Rear Admiral, United States Navy". Retrieved June 9, 2013.

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