Dave Dunaway

Dave Dunaway was a wide receiver in the National Football League.


Dunaway was born David Harry Dunaway on January 19, 1945, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1] He died March 12, 2001 at age 56 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

High School and College

Dunaway was an outstanding high school football player in Jacksonville, N.C. He was also a high school track and field star there. At the 1963 North Carolina State Track and Field Championships, he not only won in the 100 yard dash, the 220 and the high jump, he set records for the state meet in all three events. He played at the collegiate level at Duke University, where he played with future NFL linebacker Bob Matheson.[2] At Duke University, he played football from 1964-1966, and caught 75 passes for 1145 yards. In 1965, he finished first in the Atlantic Coast Conference in yards per catch and second in touchdowns. In his senior season, his 614 receiving yards led the ACC. [3] He was honored with selection as a first team all-ACC end[4], and to the 1967 College All-Star football team. [5] He wore number 86 at Duke. [6]

NFL Career

Dunaway was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 1967 NFL Draft, the 41st overall pick. Dunaway spent the entire 1967 season on the Packers' taxi squad. [7] He began the 1968 NFL season with the Packers, but was cut after playing in only two games. [8] He was then picked up by the Atlanta Falcons and was with them for 8 games. However, he had no catches for either team in 1968. He was cut by the Falcons late in the 1969 preseason, and was briefly on the Washington Redskins taxi squad, before signing with the New York Giants. Thie Giants promoted him from their taxi squad chiefly to become the team's fourth punter in four seasons. [9] While he only was on the active roster with the Giants for the final three games of the 1969 season, his only marks in NFL statistics came there. He punted 13 times for a 38.2 yard average, caught two passes for a total of 37 yards (both in a 49-6 blowout win over the St. Louis Cardinals)[10] His lone carry was for 4 yards for the Giants, but it was an important play. It came on a successful fake punt that helped lead the Giants on a 4th quarter game-winning drive against the Pittsburgh Steelers. [11] [12] However, the Giants cut Dunaway in September, 1970, shortly before the season opener. [13] Instead, the Giants handed their punting duties to Bill Johnson, who had punted the four previous years for the minor league Orlando Panthers. [14]

He can be seen in clips, especially from a week 5 episode of This Week in Pro Football shown in 1969, from NFL Films wearing number 45 on the side lines as Head Coach Norm Van Brocklin is shown talking to various players during a mid season game against the Giants while Dunaway was a member of the Atlanta Falcons in 1968. Dunaway wore a different number at each of his NFL stops: 29 with the Packers, 45 with the Falcons and 83 with the Giants. [15]

See also


  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/D/DunaDa20.htm
  2. ^ "1963 State Track and Field Championships, May 1963", NCPrepTrack.com . Available online: http://ncpreptrack.org/63tk.html Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Dave Dunaway". SportsReference.com. Available online: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/dave-dunaway-1.html . Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  4. ^ Jon F. Morse, "1966 Atlantic Coast Conference Football", Varsity Pride Wiki website. Available online: http://www.jonfmorse.com/wiki/index.php?title=1966_Atlantic_Coast_Conference_Football Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  5. ^ Raymond Schmidt, Football's Stars of Summer: A History of the College All-Star Football Game Series of 1934-1976. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2001
  6. ^ Clemson University, "Duke vs. Clemson Football Program". October 15, 1966.
  7. ^ John Maxymuk, "Taxi Squad" in George Bozeka, editor: The 1966 Green Bay Packers: Profiles of Vince Lombardi's Super Bowl I Champions (Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2016), p. 276.
  8. ^ Maxymuk, ibid.
  9. ^ Murray Chass, "DUNAWAY KICKING FOR NO. 1 BERTH", New York Times, December 11, 1969, p. 74.
  10. ^ ProFootballReference.com, "St. Louis Cardinals at New York Giants - December 7th, 1969", Available online: https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/196912070nyg.htm . Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  11. ^ ProFootballReference.com. "Dave Dunaway". Available online: https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/D/DunaDa20.htm . Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  12. ^ "Fake punt catches Steelers", New Castle (PA) News, December 15, 1969, p. 26.
  13. ^ Special to the New York Times, "Football Transactions". New York Times. September 2, 1970, p. 43.
  14. ^ Murray Chass, "Footloose Bill Johnson Captures Giants’ Fancy", New York Times, November 20, 1970, p. 48.
  15. ^ SportsReference.com, "Dave Dunaway", ibid.
1966 All-Atlantic Coast Conference football team

The 1966 All-Atlantic Coast Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various selectors for their All-Atlantic Coast Conference ("ACC") teams for the 1966 college football season. Selectors in 1966 included the Associated Press (AP).

1966 Duke Blue Devils football team

The 1966 Duke Blue Devils football team represented Duke University during the 1966 NCAA University Division football season.

1967 Green Bay Packers season

The 1967 Green Bay Packers season was their 49th season overall and their 47th season in the National Football League and resulted in a 9–4–1 record and a victory in Super Bowl II. The team beat the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL Championship Game, a game commonly known as the "Ice Bowl," which marked the second time the Packers had won an NFL-record third consecutive NFL championship, having also done so in 1931 under team founder Curly Lambeau. In the playoff era (since 1933), it remains the only time a team has won three consecutive NFL titles.

The Packers were led by ninth-year head coach Vince Lombardi and veteran quarterback Bart Starr, in his twelfth season. Green Bay's victory in Super Bowl II over the Oakland Raiders was the fifth world championship for the Packers under Lombardi and the last game he coached for the Packers.

1967 NFL/AFL Draft

The 1967 National Football League draft was conducted March 14–15, 1967, at the Gotham Hotel in New York City. It was the first common draft with the AFL, part of the AFL–NFL merger agreement of June 1966.

This draft was delayed as new guidelines were established; redshirt (or "future") players were no longer eligible. It began on a Tuesday in mid-March; the previous two years the leagues held their separate drafts on the final Saturday of November, immediately following the college football regular season.

1968 Green Bay Packers season

The 1968 Green Bay Packers season was their 50th season overall and the 48th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 6–7–1 record under first-year head coach Phil Bengston, earning them a third-place finish in the Central Division of the Western Conference. It was also the Packers' first losing season since 1958.

1969 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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Although considered a turning point in the team's history, the results were not immediate; after winning the season opener against the Detroit Lions, the Steelers lost every game afterwards to finish 1–13. The Steelers became the first team in NFL history since the 1936 Philadelphia Eagles to win its season opener and lose every remaining game, a feat not matched until 2001 when the Carolina Panthers won its season opener against Minnesota before losing every game en route to a 1–15 finish. The Steelers finished 1969 4th in the NFL Century Division and tied with the Chicago Bears for last in the NFL. With the Steelers finishing 1–6 at Pitt Stadium, it marked the last time the Steelers finished the season with a losing record at home until 1999.

As a result of their 1–13 records, Art Rooney of the Steelers won a coin toss with George Halas of the Bears to determine who would select Louisiana Tech quarterback Terry Bradshaw (the consensus number 1 selection among league teams) with the number one pick in the 1970 draft. By modern NFL tiebreaking rules, the Steelers would have automatically been given the first pick anyway, as the Bears' one win came against the Steelers in Week 8.

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Jacksonville, North Carolina

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Demographically, Jacksonville is the youngest city in the United States with an average age of 22.8 years old, which can be attributed to the large military presence. The low age may also be in part due to the population drastically going up over the past 80 years, from a mere 783 in the 1930 census to 70,145 in the 2010 census.It is the county seat of Onslow County, and the home of the United States Marine Corps' Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station. Jacksonville is located adjacent to North Carolina's Crystal Coast area.

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