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Don Heinrich


Donald Alan Heinrich

Inducted 1987

Date of Birth



Bremerton, WA


University of Washington (1952-1952)

University of Washington (1949-1950)


In high school, Don Heinrich led his team to the Washington State Championship. The highly sought-after, 6-0, 180-pound quarterback then decided to stay right at home and enrolled at the University of Washington. Heinrich led the nation in passing in 1950 and 1952, and was named a first-team All-America both years. (He missed the 1951 season with an injury.) In that 1952 season he placed ninth in the Heisman vote. He finished his Washington career with 4,392 yards passing and 33 touchdowns. After serving 21 months in the U.S. Army, Don played professional football for the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. After his playing career he spent time on the coaching staffs of the Giants, Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers. During this period, the gifted Heinrich did some radio and TV work. This led to a full time career in broadcasting.


Height 6'0

Weight 180

Career Highlights

  • 1952 All-Conference
  • 1952 First Team All-America
  • 1952 Heisman - Ninth
  • 1952 Led nation in pass completions
  • 1950 First Team All-America
  • 1950 Led nation in pass completions
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