George Donnelly (American football)

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George Donnelly
Born: (1942-09-04) September 4, 1942 (age 76)
Chicago, Illinois
Career information
Position(s) Defensive back
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg)
College University of Illinois
High school DeKalb
AFL draft 1965 / Round: 4 / Pick: 25
Drafted by Denver Broncos[1]
NFL draft 1965 / Round: 1 (13th overall)
Career history
As player
1965–1967 San Francisco 49ers

George Donnelly is a former professional American football player who played defensive back for three seasons for the San Francisco 49ers.[2] At the University of Illinois, the co-captain, Donnelly, tied the NCAA record for 8 interceptions in one season (1964). Donnelly spent his years at the University of Illinois living in the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity House (Champaign, Illinois) with 6 of his teammates; Doug Mills, David Cade, Robert Cravens, David Mueller, Bill Sullivan, and David Crouse.


  1. ^ "1965 AFL Draft". Archived from the original on February 25, 2017. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
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