Don Bosseler

Donald John Bosseler (born January 24, 1936) is a former American football fullback who played in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins from 1957 to 1964. He played college football at the University of Miami and was drafted in the first round (ninth overall) of the 1957 NFL Draft. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1990.

Don Bosseler
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Personal information
Born:January 24, 1936 (age 83)
Wethersfield, New York
Career information
High school:Batavia (NY)
College:Miami (FL)
NFL Draft:1957 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:3,112
Player stats at

Early life

Bosseler attended and played high school football at Batavia High School in Batavia, New York.[1]

College career

Bosseler was a four-year starter at fullback for the University of Miami. In his senior year, 1956, he helped the team to an 8-1-1 record, was named All-America by the Associated Press, and was MVP in the Senior Bowl. He rushed for 1,642 yards in his four years.[1]

Don Bosseler was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 1970.

Professional career

Bosseler was drafted ninth overall in the 1957 NFL Draft and played for seven seasons with the Redskins before retiring. He was a one-time Pro Bowler in 1959.

After football

After his football days, Bosseler joined Prudential Bache in Miami and became a vice-president.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Don Bosseler". College Football Hall of Fame. Football Foundation. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
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