Art Donovan

Defensive Tackle

“Fatso”

Art Donovan

12 seasons
5 All-NFL selections
5 Pro Bowls
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Baltimore Colts (AAFC/NFL)

Baltimore Colts (AAFC/NFL)


1950
Baltimore Colts

Baltimore Colts


1953-1961
Dallas Texans (NFL)

Dallas Texans (NFL)


1952
New York Yanks (NFL)

New York Yanks (NFL)


1951

12

seasons

5

All-NFL selections

5

Pro Bowls
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"We didn’t make much money, but we had a lot of fun … nothing but fun. Whoever thought that kids who enjoyed the game on all those sandlots would get to play the game on the pro level? That’s pretty special.”

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(Boston College)...6'2'', 263...Arthur James Donovan, Jr ... First Colt to enter Pro Football Hall of Fame ... Began NFL play as 26-year-old rookie in 1950 ... Vital part of Baltimore's climb to powerhouse status in 1950s ... All-NFL, 1954 through 1958 ... Played in five Pro Bowls ... Great morale builder on Colts teams  ... Son of famous boxing referee of same name ... Played at Boston College after World War II Marines service ... Born June 5, 1925, in Bronx, New York ... Died August 4, 2013 at age 88.

Died June 29, 1968, at age of 73.
Died June 29, 1968, at age of 73.