Doll, Don

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Doll, Don Gender: M
Donald LeRoy Burnside
born on 29 August 1926 at 01:30 (= 01:30 AM )
Place Inglewood, California, 33n58, 118w21
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 05°17' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 25°28 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 15°51'

Portrait of Don Doll 
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Don Doll (circa 1948 from USC yearbook)
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American football player (defensive back, halfback, quarterback, punter, return specialist) and coach. He stood 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) and weighed 185 lb (84 kg).

Doll played college football for the USC Trojans (1944, 1946–1948) and professional football in the National Football League with the Detroit Lions (1949–1953), Washington Redskins (1954) and Los Angeles Rams (1955). He was selected to play in each of the first four Pro Bowls and was named the Most Valuable Player in the 1952 season Pro Bowl. He played safety on the 1952 Detroit Lions team that won the NFL championship. He tied an NFL record in 1949 with four interceptions in a single game and is the only player in NFL history to have 10 or more interceptions in each of three different seasons (1949, 1950 and 1953). When he retired at the end of the 1954 season, he was the NFL's all-time leader with 41 interceptions.

After retiring as a player, Doll worked as a football coach for 34 years, serving as the head coach at West Contra Costa Junior College in 1956 and as an assistant coach with the University of Washington (1955), USC (1957–1958), Notre Dame (1959–1962), Detroit Lions (1963–1964), Los Angeles Rams (1965), Washington Redskins (1966–1970), Green Bay Packers (1971–1973), Baltimore Colts (1974), Miami Dolphins (1975–1976), San Francisco 49ers (1977) and Detroit Lions (1978–1988). During his NFL career, he was associated with the game's legendary coaches, as a player for Curly Lambeau and an assistant coach under Vince Lombardi and Don Shula.

Doll was married in the early 1950s to Diana Davies, a graduate of UCLA. They had five children. Doll died at his home in San Juan Capistrano on 22 September 2010 at age 84.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Jones, Bert (born 7 September 1951). Notes: Baltimore Colts teammates, 1974
  • associate relationship with Mendenhall, Ken (born 11 August 1948). Notes: Baltimore Colts teammates, 1974


Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.


  • Traits : Body : Size (1.78 m/ 5 ft 10 in)
  • Traits : Body : Weight (84 kg/ 185 lb)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
  • Vocation : Sports : Football (American)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (American football coach)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (4x Pro Bowls)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (NFL player, 1949-1955)