AKA Arthur Donovan, Jr.
Birthplace: Bronx, NY
Race or Ethnicity: White
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Baltimore Colts defensive tackle
Military service: USMC (WWII, 1943-45, Pacific Theater)
Son of a famed boxing referee who supervised many of Joe Louis's matches, Donovan served as an aircraft gunner on the USS San Jacinto during WWII, seeing action in the Pacific Theater. After the war he completed his schooling at Boston College. Joining pro football as a defensive tackle in 1950, Donovan played in five Pro Bowls (1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, and 1957) and also the world championship for two years (1958 and 1959). His Baltimore Colts jersey #70 was retired by the team in 1962 and he was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1968. Donovan is presently the owner of the Valley Country Club in Baltimore.
Father: Arthur Donovan, Sr. (boxing referee)
High School: Mount St. Michael's High School, Bronx, NY
University: University of Notre Dame (one year, 1942-43)
University: BA, Boston College (1950)
Reagan-Bush '84 Member, Reagan-Bush All-Stars
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968
SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
Baltimore Colts 1950
New York Yanks 1951
Dallas Texans 1952
Baltimore Colts 1953-61
Author of books:
Fatso (1987, memoir)
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