Don Looney

John Don Looney (September 2, 1916 – April 5, 2015) was a professional American football end in the National Football League. He was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas.[1] He played three seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles (1940) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (1941–1942). He was the first receiver in NFL history to have over 100 yards receiving in each of his first two games, a feat which was not equaled until the 2008 NFL season by another Eagles wide receiver, DeSean Jackson.[2] At the time of his death, Looney was the second oldest living former NFL player. He was the father of NFL running back Joe Don Looney, who later died in a one-person motorcycle accident after his NFL career ended.

Don Looney
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Personal information
Born:September 2, 1916
Sulphur Springs, Texas, US
Died:April 5, 2015 (aged 98)
Fort Worth, Texas, US
Career information
College:Texas Christian University
NFL Draft:1940 / Round: 8 / Pick: 63
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:952
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR


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  2. ^ "Eagles WR Jackson celebrates prematurely". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2009-04-01.

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1940 NFL season

The 1940 NFL season was the 21st regular season of the National Football League. The season ended when the Chicago Bears defeated the Washington Redskins in the NFL Championship Game, 73–0. This game still stands as the most one-sided victory in NFL history. The Pittsburgh Pirates were renamed the Pittsburgh Steelers before the 1940 season.

1940 Philadelphia Eagles season

The 1940 Philadelphia Eagles season was their eighth in the National Football League. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 1–9–1, losing ten games. The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season.

The Eagles 298 rushing yards in 1940 are the fewest in the history of the NFL. The team gained only 0.94 yards per carry.

1944 Randolph Field Ramblers football team

The 1944 Randolph Field Ramblers football team represented the Army Air Forces' Randolph Field during the 1944 college football season. Randoph Field was located about 15 miles east-northeast of San Antonio, Texas. In its second season under head coach Frank Tritico, the team compiled a perfect 12–0 record, shut out nine opponents, outscored all opponents by a total of 508 to 19, and was ranked No. 3 in the final AP Poll.Players (with the positions and prior teams in parentheses) included Bill Dudley (back, Pittsburgh Steelers), Pete Layden (fullback, Texas), F.O. "Dippy" Evans (back, Notre Dame), Bob Cifers (back, Tennessee), Jake Leicht (back, Oregon), Don Looney (end, Pittsburgh Steelers), Jack Russell (end, Baylor), Harold Newman (end, Alabama), Martin Ruby (tackle, Texas A&M), Walter Merrill (tackle, Alabama), Bill Bagwell (guard, Rice), Jack Freeman (guard, Texas), and Kenneth Holley (center, Holy Cross).

1957 NFL Championship Game

The 1957 National Football League championship game was the 25th annual championship game, held on December 29 at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Michigan.The Detroit Lions (8–4), winners of the Western Conference, hosted the Cleveland Browns (9–2–1), champions of the Eastern Conference. Detroit had won the regular season game 20–7 three weeks earlier on December 8, also at Briggs Stadium, but lost quarterback Bobby Layne with a broken right ankle late in the first half. Reserve quarterback Tobin Rote, a starter the previous year with Green Bay, filled in for Layne and won that game with Cleveland, the next week at Chicago, and the tiebreaker playoff game at San Francisco.

It was the fourth pairing of the two teams in the championship game; they met previously in 1952, 1953, and 1954. The Browns were favored by three points, but the home underdog Lions scored two touchdowns in each quarter and won in a rout, 59–14.Until 2006, this was the last time that major professional teams from Michigan and Ohio met in a postseason series or game. As of 2018, this was the last playoff game played in the city of Detroit other than Super Bowl XL in 2006. The Lions other two home playoff games since 1957 (1991 and 1993) were played at the Pontiac Silverdome in nearby Pontiac, Michigan.

1962 All-Big Eight Conference football team

The 1962 All-Big Eight Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Big Eight Conference teams for the 1962 college football season. The selectors for the 1962 season included the Associated Press (AP) and the United Press International (UPI). Players selected as first-team players by both the AP and UPI are designated in bold.

1962 College Football All-America Team

The 1962 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1962. The six selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1962 season are (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), (2) the Associated Press (AP), (3) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), (4) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (5) the Sporting News, and (6) the United Press International (UPI).

1962 Oklahoma Sooners football team

The 1962 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma during the 1962 NCAA University Division football season. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and competed as members of the Big Eight Conference. They were coached by head coach Bud Wilkinson.

1964 Baltimore Colts season

The 1964 Baltimore Colts season was the 12th season for the team in the National Football League. The Colts finished the regular season with a record of 12 wins and 2 losses and finished first in the Western Conference. They clinched with three games remaining for the first title since 1959.Baltimore met the Cleveland Browns (10–3–1) of the Eastern Conference in the NFL Championship Game in Cleveland, won by the underdog Browns, 27–0.

Joe Don Looney

Joe Don Looney (October 10, 1942 – September 24, 1988) was an American football running back in the National Football League for the New York Giants, Baltimore Colts, Detroit Lions, Washington Redskins, and the New Orleans Saints. He attended Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida and Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas.

Joe Looney

Joe Looney may refer to:

Joe Don Looney (1942–1988), American football running back

Joe Looney (offensive lineman) (born 1990), American football offensive lineman

John Looney

John Looney may refer to:

J. Thomas Looney (1870–1944), originator of the Oxfordian theory regarding the authorship of Shakespeare's plays

John Patrick Looney (1865–1947), gangster in Rock Island, Illinois during the early 1900s

John Looney (Cherokee chief) (died 1846)

John Spagnola

John Stephen Spagnola (born August 1, 1957) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, and the Green Bay Packers.

Lee Bouggess

Lee Edward Bouggess (born January 18, 1948 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a former American football running back who played for three seasons in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1970–1973. He was drafted by the Eagles in the third round of the 1970 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisville.

List of National Football League annual receiving yards leaders

In American football, passing, along with running (also referred to as rushing), is one of the two main methods of advancing the ball down the field. Passes are typically attempted by the quarterback, but any offensive player can attempt a pass provided they are behind the line of scrimmage. To qualify as a passing play, the ball must have initially moved forward after leaving the hands of the passer; if the ball initially moved laterally or backwards, the play would instead be considered a running play. A player who catches a forward pass is a receiver, and the number of receiving yards each player has recorded in each season is a recorded stat in football games. In addition to the overall National Football League (NFL) receiving champion, league record books recognize statistics from the American Football League (AFL), which operated from 1960 to 1969 before being absorbed into the NFL in 1970, Although league record books do not recognize stats from the All-America Football Conference, another league that merged with the NFL, these statistics are recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The NFL did not begin keeping official records until the 1932 season. The average the yards the leader has gained has increased over time – since the adoption of the 14-game season in 1961, all but one season saw the receiving leader record over 1,000 yards. No player has ever finished with over 2,000 receiving yards in a season; the current record is 1,964 yards, set by Calvin Johnson during the 2012 season. Wes Chandler, who led the league with 1,032 yards in the strike-shortened 1982 season, averaged 129 yards receiving per game, an NFL record.Don Hutson led the league in receiving yards seven times, the most of any player; Jerry Rice is second with six. Hutson also recorded the most consecutive seasons leading the league in receiving, doing so for five seasons from 1941 to 1945, while Jerry Rice ranks second with three consecutive league-leading seasons from 1993 to 1995. A Green Bay Packers player has led the league in receiving yards eleven times, the most in the NFL; the Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams rank second with nine league-leading seasons. The most recent receiving yards leader was Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons, who recorded 1,677 receiving yards over the 2018 season.

List of National Football League annual receptions leaders

This is a list of National Football League players who have led the regular season in receptions each year.

List of Oklahoma Sooners football All-Americans

This is a list of Oklahoma Sooners college football players who were named first team All-Americans. The selecting organizations for football All-Americans that the NCAA recognizes include the Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News, and the Walter Camp Football Foundation. The NCAA defines consensus All-Americans as players who were accorded a majority of votes at their positions by these selectors. Unanimous All-Americans are players who were selected by all five selectors.Oklahoma has had 162 first team All-Americans in its history. 80 of these were consensus, and 35 were unanimous. OU has the most unanimous All-Americans in the history of college football.

List of Oklahoma Sooners in the NFL Draft

The University of Oklahoma Sooners football team has had 377 players drafted into the National Football League (NFL) since the league began holding drafts in 1936. This includes 44 players taken in the first round and four number one overall picks: Lee Roy Selmon in 1976, Billy Sims in 1980, Sam Bradford in 2010, and Baker Mayfield in 2018. In the 2010 NFL Draft, Oklahoma became the only school in history to have three players selected in the first four picks of the draft.Each NFL franchise seeks to add new players through the annual NFL Draft. The team with the worst record the previous year picks first, the next-worst team second, and so on. Teams that did not make the playoffs are ordered by their regular-season record with any remaining ties broken by strength of schedule. Playoff participants are sequenced after non-playoff teams, based on their round of elimination (wild card, division, conference, and Super Bowl).Before the merger agreements in 1966, the American Football League (AFL) operated in direct competition with the NFL and held a separate draft. This led to a massive bidding war over top prospects between the two leagues. As part of the merger agreement on June 8, 1966, the two leagues would hold a multiple round "Common Draft". Once the AFL officially merged with the NFL in 1970, the "Common Draft" simply became the NFL Draft.A total of 31 former Sooners have been selected to at least one Pro Bowl, 18 to more than one, and 35 former Sooners have won a league championship.

List of converts to Hinduism

The following is a list of converts to Hinduism from other religions or a non-religious background.

Looney (surname)

Looney is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Andy Looney (born 1963), game designer

J. Thomas Looney (1870–1944), originator of the Oxfordian theory regarding the authorship of Shakespeare's plays

James Looney (born 1995), American football player

Jim Looney (born 1957), American football player

Joe Don Looney (1942–1988), American football player

Joe Looney (offensive lineman) (born 1990), American football player

John Patrick Looney (1865–1947), gangster in the Rock Island, Illinois, area during the early 1900s

John Looney (Cherokee chief) (c. 1782–1846), chief of the Cherokee nation

Kevon Looney (born 1996), American basketball player

Michael O'Looney (born 1965) MD of Barclays USA, and former TV anchor

William R. Looney III (born 1949), former Commander, Air Education and Training Command, United States Air Force

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