American Football Database
Don Reese
No. 60     
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1951-09-04)September 4, 1951
Place of birth: Mobile, Alabama
Date of death: September 18, 2003(2003-09-18) (aged 52)
Career information
College: Jackson State
NFL Draft: 1974 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26
Debuted in 1974 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1981 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
* Miami Dolphins (1974-1976)
Career highlights and awards
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Games played     88
Games started     37
Fumble recoveries     4
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Donald Francis Reese (September 4, 1951 – September 18, 2003) was an American football defensive end who played in the National Football League. He played professionally for the Miami Dolphins, the New Orleans Saints and the San Diego Chargers.


Reese was born in Mobile, Alabama and graduated from Vigor High School in Prichard, Alabama.[1] He played college football at Jackson State University.

Reese was a 1st round selection (26th overall pick) of the 1974 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins.[2] He would go on to play for the Dolphins (1974–1976), the New Orleans Saints (1978–1980), and the San Diego Chargers (1981). In 1985 Reese played for the Birmingham Stallions in the United States Football League.[3]

Reese died in Mobile, Alabama at the age 52 from liver cancer.[4][5]


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