Don Norton

Don Norton
No. 88
Position: End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1938-03-13)March 13, 1938
Place of birth: Iowa City, Iowa [1]
Date of death: June 23, 1997(1997-06-23) (aged 59)
Career information
High school: Anamosa, Iowa[2]
College: Iowa
NFL Draft: 1960 / Round: 5 / Pick: 56
(By the Philadelphia Eagles)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 228
Receiving yards: 3486
Touchdowns: 27
Player stats at

Donald Farris Norton (March 3, 1938 – June 23, 1997) is a former American football end in the American Football League. He played college football at the University of Iowa and was drafted by the newly formed AFL in 1960, playing seven seasons for the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers (19601966), making the AFL All-Star team in 1961 and 1962. After retiring, Norton began to experience health problems from steroid use, which was widespread in the teams he played on. He suffered a heart attack at the age of 59 and died in 1997 after undergoing open heart surgery.[3]

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