American Football Database
American Football Database
Don Whitmire
Date of birth: (1922-07-01)July 1, 1922
Place of birth: Giles County, Tennessee
Date of death: May 3, 1991(1991-05-03) (aged 68)
Place of death: Annandale, Virginia
Career information
Position(s): Tackle
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
College: Alabama
High school: Decatur High School
Decatur, Alabama
NFL Draft: 1944 / Round: 9 / Pick: 6
Drafted by: Green Bay Packers
College Football Hall of Fame, 1956

Donald Boone Whitmire (July 1, 1922 – May 3, 1991) was an American football tackle between 1941–1944 for the University of Alabama. In 1956, Whitmire was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame.

After his playing career, joined the United States Navy where he reached the rank of rear admiral. While serving with the Seventh Fleet he commanded Task Force 76 which supported the evacuation of Saigon in April 1975.[1]


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