Art Donovan entered the NFL as a 26-year-old rookie in 1950.
Donovan was a vital part of Baltimore's climb to powerhouse status in the 1950s.
Donovan's lighthearted personality was a great morale builder.
Big, strong, fast and smart, Donovan was also one of the most popular players in the league.
As the Colts developed into a championship team, Donovan developed into one of the best defensive tackles in league history.
The Baltimore Colts defensive line of 1958. L-R: Ordell Braase, Don Joyce, "Big Daddy" Lipscomb, Art Donovan, Gino Marchetti.
Then-Vice President of the United States, Richard Nixon, congratulates Donovan in the locker room following the Colts 1959 Championship.
The first Colts player elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Donovan played 12 seasons in the NFL.
Art Donovan (left) with Charley Trippi during the 1968 Enshrinement Festival.
A great supporter of the Hall of Fame, Donovan often returned to Canton for the annual Enshrinement Festival.
Art Donovan's Hall of Fame Mural.
Art Donovan's Hall of Fame Bust.