|Date of birth:||May 18, 1958|
|Place of birth:||Rome, Georgia, U.S.|
|NFL Draft:||1980 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Pro Bowls:||1986, 1987, 1988|
1989, 1995, 1996
|Honors:||1× Super Bowl champion (XXX)
First African-American Center in the NFL
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Raymond Canute Donaldson (born May 18, 1958 in Rome, Georgia) is a former American football Center who played 17 seasons in the National Football League. He was selected to six Pro Bowls (four of them in his stay with the Colts) and then he played in Super Bowl XXX as a member of the Dallas Cowboys. Donaldson played college football at the University of Georgia.
In 2006 he was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.
He was released at the end of the 1992 season at age 35. He left the team ranked third in franchise history in games played (184). To this day, he is still tied for second-place all-time for years of service with the team, trailing only Johnny Unitas who spent 17 years with the franchise.
Needing help at center after Mark Stepnoski signed with the Houston Oilers, the Dallas Cowboys signed Donaldson as an unrestricted free agent in 1995. That season he helped the team win Super Bowl XXX.
He currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana where he is a high school football coach.
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