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Art Donovan

Born: 1925 AD
Currently alive, at 90 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Football Player

American football defensive tackle


1925 – Born- June 5th – Bronx, NY


         -He is the son of Arthur Donovan, a famed boxing referee, and the grandson of Professor Mike Donovan, the world middleweight boxing champion in the 1870’s.


1941 – High School- Mount St. Michael’s High School, Bronx, NY



1942-43 – University- University of Notre Dame.



1943-45 – Military Service- USMC (WWII, Pacific Theater)


1950 – University- BA, Boston College


1950- Baltimore Colts

1951- New York Yanks

1952- Dallas Texans

1953-1961- Baltimore Colts


1954 to 1958- He became one of the stars in an outstanding defense and was selected to five straight Pro Bowls.


1958 and 1959- The Colts won back to back championships.


1962- His Baltimore Colts jersey #70 was retired by the team.


1968-  Pro Footbal Hall Of Fame


1989- He published an autobiography, "Fatso"


Donovan also made a guest appearance in the Nickelodeon show The Adventures of Pete & Pete

in the episode, "Space, Geeks, and Johnny Unitas."


Donovan is presently the owner of the Valley Country Club in Baltimore.