Don Hutson

First NFL Wide Receiver in History Don Hutson

Profession: First NFL Wide Receiver in History

Nationality:
United States of America
American

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
Birthplace: Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: June 26, 1997 (aged 84)

Events in the Life of Don Hutson

  • 1951-12-02 Future Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Don Hutson's has his #14 jersey retired by the Green Bay Packers; first number retired in the history of the franchise

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