Don Whitmire

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Don Whitmire
No. 70
Date of birth (1922-07-01)July 1, 1922
Place of birth Giles County, Tennessee, U.S.
Date of death May 3, 1991(1991-05-03) (aged 68)
Place of death Annandale, Virginia, U.S.
Career information
Position(s) Tackle
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg)
College Alabama
Navy
High school Decatur High School
Decatur, Alabama
NFL draft 1944 / Round: 9 / Pick: 6
Drafted by Green Bay Packers

Donald Boone Whitmire (July 1, 1922 – May 3, 1991) was an American football tackle between 1941–1944 for the University of Alabama and at the United States Naval Academy. 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 President Jimmy Carter), he 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]

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

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