Don McIlhenny

Donald Brookes McIlhenny
Born: November 22, 1934
Cleveland, OH USA
Position: HB
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 197
College: SMU
High School: South Houston (TX)
Career: 1956-1961
Drafted: 1956 in Round 3, #27 overall by the Detroit Lions

Don McIlhenny played from 1956 to 1961 during his career with the Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers. McIlhenny ran for 1,581 yards in his career on 414 attempts, scoring 7 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 70 passes for 655 yards and 7 receiving touchdowns..

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Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
1956NFL Detroit Lions100.


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1956NFL Detroit Lions873724.330 3
1957NFL Green Bay Packers1003843.840 1
1958NFL Green Bay Packers742393.236 1
1959NFL Green Bay Packers472314.946 1
1960NFL Dallas Cowboys963213.321 1
1961NFL Dallas Cowboys242.00
1961NFL San Francisco 49ers8303.815 0
Totals41415813.846 7


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1956NFL Detroit Lions8708.821 2
1957NFL Green Bay Packers1821011.728 2
1958NFL Green Bay Packers201547.755 1
1959NFL Green Bay Packers89511.930 1
1960NFL Dallas Cowboys151208.064 1
1961NFL Dallas Cowboys166.00
Totals706559.464 7

Punt Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1958NFL Green Bay Packers100.00

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1957NFL Green Bay Packers1436225.953 0
1958NFL Green Bay Packers714620.945 0
1959NFL Green Bay Packers35016.724 0
1961NFL San Francisco 49ers618931.549 0
Totals3074724.953 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1956NFL Detroit Lions3200030
1957NFL Green Bay Packers12000018
1958NFL Green Bay Packers110000012
1959NFL Green Bay Packers11000012
1960NFL Dallas Cowboys1100012

Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1956NFLDetroit Lions90
1957NFLGreen Bay Packers120
1958NFLGreen Bay Packers120
1959NFLGreen Bay Packers120
1960NFLDallas Cowboys117
1961NFLDallas Cowboys30
1961NFLSan Francisco 49ers50