|No. 30, 53|
|Position:||Linebacker / Fullback|
December 6, 1937|
|Died:||December 5, 1993
Harris County, Texas
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school:||Graham (TX)|
|NFL Draft:||1960 / Round: 15 / Pick: 179
(By the San Francisco 49ers)
|AFL draft:||1960 / Round: 2
Pick: First Selections
(by the Denver Broncos)
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Donald Michael Dowdle (December 6, 1937 – December 5, 1993) was an American football fullback and linebacker in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers. He played college football at the University of Texas.
He accepted a scholarship from the University of Texas, becoming a starter at fullback and the team's leader in rushing yards (429 yards) as a sophomore. He was a two-way player and was also a starting linebacker. As a senior, he was moved to halfback.
San Francisco 49ers (first stint)
In 1960, he was claimed off waivers by the Dallas Cowboys and switched to play linebacker. He became the starter at outside linebacker for the last 6 games of his second season and would remain there the next year.
San Francisco 49ers (second stint)
- "Graham High School Football Stars".