Tommy McDonald (American football)

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Tommy McDonald
2011 04 15Q 027 Tommy McDonald.jpg
Tommy McDonald signing autographs 2011 04 16 Oaks, PA
No. 25
Flanker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1934-07-26) July 26, 1934 (age 79)
Place of birth: Roy, New Mexico
Career information
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 1957 / Round: 3 / Pick: 31
Debuted in 1957 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Last played in 1968 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1968
Receptions495
Receiving yards8,410
Touchdowns84
Stats at NFL.com
Pro Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame
 
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Tommy McDonald
2011 04 15Q 027 Tommy McDonald.jpg
Tommy McDonald signing autographs 2011 04 16 Oaks, PA
No. 25
Flanker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1934-07-26) July 26, 1934 (age 79)
Place of birth: Roy, New Mexico
Career information
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 1957 / Round: 3 / Pick: 31
Debuted in 1957 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Last played in 1968 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1968
Receptions495
Receiving yards8,410
Touchdowns84
Stats at NFL.com
Pro Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame

Thomas Franklin McDonald (born July 26, 1934) is a former American football flanker in the National Football League.

McDonald attended Roy High School in Roy, New Mexico, his freshman year, then moved to Albuquerque, where he graduated from Highland High School.

He excelled as a running back at the University of Oklahoma, where he was coached by the renowned Bud Wilkinson and never played in a losing game. He received the Maxwell Award in 1956 and was an All-American in 1955 and 1956.

McDonald was drafted in the third round of the 1957 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. Over his 12-year career as a receiver, he helped lead the Eagles to a 1960 NFL Championship, was selected for six Pro Bowls, led the league in touchdown receptions twice (1958, 1960), and led the NFL in receiving yards once (1960). He also played for the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Rams, Atlanta Falcons, and Cleveland Browns. McDonald was the last non-kicker to play in the NFL without a facemask.[1]

McDonald retired after the 1968 season with 495 receptions for 8,410 yards and 84 touchdowns, the second highest total of touchdown receptions in NFL history at the time. He also rushed for 22 yards and gained 1,459 yards and a touchdown returning punts and kickoffs on special teams, giving him 9,891 career all-purpose yards. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998.

McDonald also dabbles in art. His portrait of Joe DiMaggio sold at auction for $4,000.[2]

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