Don Hutson Biography

Donald Montgomery Hutson was the first star split end in National Football League history. He is considered by many to have been the first modern receiver.

In his senior season at the University of Alabama in 1934, Hutson was a first team All-American for six different organizations and a second team selection by one other. After his career at Alabama, he joined the Green Bay Packers in 1935 and retired in 1945 after 11 seasons. He led the league in receiving yards 8 years of his 11 year career, only 3 times not leading the league in receiving. Charley Malone, with the Boston Redskins led in Hutson's rookie year in 1935, Gaynell Tinsley, of the Chicago Cardinals led in 1937, and Jim Benton, of the Cleveland Rams led in Hutson's Final Year in 1945.

Hutson is credited with creating many of the modern pass routes used in the NFL today. He was the dominant receiver of his day and is widely considered to be one of the greatest receivers in NFL history, holding almost all important receiving records at the time of his retirement. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Don Hutson
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
American football player, American Football coach
Date of Birth:
January 31, 1913
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Date of Death:
June 26, 1997
Age at Death:
84
Don Hutson Timeline
  • 1951-12-02
    Don Hutson's #14 jersey is retired by the Green Bay Packers, the first number retired in the history of the franchise
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