|Date of birth:February 14, 1937|
|Place of birth: Galion, Ohio|
|College: Southern Methodist|
NM Military Institute
|NFL Draft: 1959 / Round: 2 / Pick: 24|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Baltimore Colts ( 1959)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* NFL Champion (1959)|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
David McDonald Sherer, Jr. (born February 14, 1937 in Galion, Ohio) is a former American football End in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts and Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Southern Methodist University.
Early years[edit | edit source]
As a junior, he was the nation's top punter with an average of 50.1 yards (a school record) on 36 punts. His long was an 81-yard punt. As a senior, he was limited with injuries.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Baltimore Colts[edit | edit source]
Sherer was selected by the Baltimore Colts in the second round (24th overall) of the 1959 NFL Draft. He was the starter at punter as a rookie, registering 51 punts for 2,132 yards (41.8-yard average), with a long of 60 yards and contributed to winning the NFL championship.
Dallas Cowboys[edit | edit source]
Sherer was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1960 NFL Expansion Draft, becoming the first starting punter in franchise history. In the inaugural season, he posted 57 punts for 2,420 (42.5-yard average) with a long of 67 yards. He missed the final game of the season, after been called to active-duty training with the Texas Air National Guard.
References[edit | edit source]
- "The 50 Greatest Sports Figures From New Mexico". https://www.si.com/vault/1999/12/27/274015/the-50-greatest-sports-figures-from-new-mexico. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
- "Giants Send Don Heinrich To Dallas Club". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1915&dat=19600314&id=Bbk0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=03IFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2907,1547095&hl=es. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
- "Cowboys Release Dave Sherer to Make Room for Ola Lee Murchinson". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=348&dat=19610917&id=kAMuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bTEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5230,1632787&hl=es. Retrieved January 29, 2018.