Karl Noonan
No. 89
Position:Wide Receiver
Personal information
Born: (1944-02-17) February 17, 1944 (age 78)
Dubuque, Iowa
Career information
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:1,798
Player stats at PFR

Karl Paul Noonan (born February 17, 1944) is a former collegiate and professional football wide receiver. As a high school football player at Assumption High School in Davenport (where one of his classmates was future Princeton All-American linebacker Stas Maliszewski). He played collegiately at the University of Iowa and professionally with the American Football League's Miami Dolphins from 1966 through 1969, and for the NFL's Dolphins from 1970 through 1972.

Noonan had his one peak season with 1968, his third year. After combining for just 365 yards in eight combined starts the past two seasons, he caught 58 passes for 760 yards while having a league-leading eleven touchdowns. He was an AFL All-Star that season. In 1972 he separated his shoulder in the preseason recovering a bad snap while serving as the team's holder.[1][2] He was not activated even after recovering, although he assisted the coaching staff through Super Bowl VII from the press box analyzing the opposing defense.[3] He announced his retirement prior to the 1973 season.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Levine, Al (August 14, 1972). "Error Inexcusable, Says Bob DeMarco". Miami News. p. 1C. Retrieved 2020-04-06 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ Levine, Al (August 14, 1972). "Noonan's injury puts kink in Dolphins' kicking game". Miami News. p. 6C. Retrieved 2020-04-06 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Bretag, Jerry (January 14, 1973). "Noonan Will Be Helping As Non-Player". Quad-City Times. p. 21. Retrieved 2018-08-25 – via newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Karl Noonan quits Dolphins". San Bernardino County Sun. July 9, 1973. p. 23. Retrieved 2018-08-25 – via newspapers.com.