|Linebacker / Guard|
|Date of birth:November 20, 1921|
|Place of birth: Independence, Missouri|
|Date of death: February 13, 1992(aged 69)|
|Place of death: Cookeville, Tennessee|
|NFL Draft: 1948 / Round: 19 / Pick: 166|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|*New York Giants ( 1948– 1950)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* 4× Canadian All-Star: 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Donald Nesbit "Red Dog" Ettinger (November 20, 1921 – February 13, 1992) was an American football player. Born in Independence, Missouri, Ettinger played college football for the University of Kansas and later the National Football League's New York Giants. He finished his career in Canadian football, where he was a four-time All-Star.
Ettinger is sometimes credited for inventing the "blitz" strategy.
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