Don Hutson

First Wide Receiver in NFL History Don Hutson Full Name: Don Hutson


Profession: First Wide Receiver in NFL History
Why Famous: The first star split end in NFL history, and considered by many to have been the first modern receiver. He is credited with creating many of the modern pass routes used in the NFL today.

Born: January 31, 1913
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA

Died: June 26, 1997 (aged 84)

Historical Events in the Life of Don Hutson

  • 1951-12-02 Don Hutson's #14 jersey is retired by the Green Bay Packers, the first number retired in the history of the franchise

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