05 Aug 2013

Arthur “The Bulldog” Donovan, Jr. (June 5, 1924 – August 4, 2013)

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Colts Defensive Tackle, Football Hall of Famer, and WWII Marine Art “The Bulldog” Donovan passed away last night at the age of 89. Donovan was a classic representative of Old School, Blue Collar American football, in the same tradition as Mike Ditka, Ray Nitschke, and Johnny Unitas. He was also quite an amusing storyteller as this appearance years ago on the old Johnny Carson show attests.

More Art Donovan stories from the Baltimore Sun.

Hat tip to classmate Charles Lipson [FB].

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