Don Looney
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Personal information
Born:(1916-09-02)September 2, 1916
Sulphur Springs, Texas, U.S.
Died:April 5, 2015(2015-04-05) (aged 98)
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Career information
NFL Draft:1940 / Round: 8 / Pick: 63
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:952
Player stats at · PFR

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] Looney served in World War II for the United States Army after the 1942 season.[3][4]

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. Looney was survived by his longtime paramour, Linda Roark, whom he met in 1992.


  1. ^ "Former Eagles and Steelers WR Looney dies at 98".
  2. ^ "Eagles WR Jackson celebrates prematurely". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2009-04-01.
  3. ^ "WW II Honor Roll". Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  4. ^ "Don Looney". Retrieved September 19, 2019.