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Thomas Franklin McDonald (born July 26, 1934) is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League.

McDonald attended Roy High School in Roy, NM, his freshman year and moved to Albuquerque where he graduated from Highland High School.

He excelled as a running back at the University of Oklahomamarker, where he was coached by the renowned Bud Wilkinson and never played in a losing game. He received the Maxwell Award in 1956, and was an All-American in 1955 and 1956.

McDonald was drafted in the third round of the 1957 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. Over his 12-year career as a wide receiver, he helped lead the Eagles to a 1960 NFL Championship, was selected for six Pro Bowls, led the league in touchdown receptions twice (1958, 1960), and led the NFL in receiving yards once (1960). He also played for the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Rams, Atlanta Falcons and Cleveland Browns. McDonald was the last non-kicker to play in the NFL without a facemask.

McDonald retired after the 1968 season with 495 receptions for 8,410 yards and 84 touchdowns, the second-highest total of touchdown receptions in NFL history at the time. He also rushed for 22 yards and gained 1,459 yards and a touchdown returning punts and kickoffs on special teams, giving him 9,891 career all-purpose yards.

He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Famemarker in 1998.


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