Tommy McDonald, Hall Of Famer And OU Great Dies At Age 84
Tommy McDonald, Hall of Fame wide receiver and two-time All-American for the Oklahoma Sooners passed away Monday at the age of 84.
The announcement was made by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
"The entire Hall of Fame family that includes his fellow Hall of Famers, the Board of Trustees and staff share our heartfelt condolences with the McDonald family. The flag at the Pro Football Hall of Fame will fly at half-staff in Tommy's memory," said Hall of Fame President & CEO David Baker.
McDonald went on to become a six-time Pro Bowl selection (1959-1963 and 1966), playing seven seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, (1957-1963), one with the Dallas Cowboys (1964), two with the Los Angeles Rams (1965-1966), and one each with the Atlanta Falcons (1967) and the Cleveland Browns (1968).
McDonald is probably best known for his role in the Philadelphia Eagles' 1960 NFL Championship.
When McDonald retired in 1968, he ranked second in league history in touchdown catches, fourth in yards receiving and sixth in receptions, according to ESPN.
McDonald also founded the Tommy McDonald Enterprises, a company which specializes in creating portraits and plaques.