Robert Donald 'Don' Thompson
Date of Birth: December 21, 1902, in Burma
Date of Death: November 9, 1968, in Flagstaff, Arizona (65 years old)
"Broadcasting - the Business Weekly of Radio and TV - Published 11/18/68
San Jose News - 03/04/29 - Source about his football career
Eugene (OR) Register-Guard - 12/01/45 - Source about his football career
Did you know?
His mother, Mary Fowler, was a medical missionary in the Orient in the late 19th and
early 20th centuries. She married a ship's captain named Robert D. Thompson, and
their child, Robert Donald Thompson, was born in Burma.
After his playing career, Don became a sportscaster on the West Coast, then a producer
for NBC, for whom he worked until his retirement. During Word War II, he worked in
Naval Intelligence under Admiral Nimitz.
The guy listed on most websites, who was born in Indiana, doesn't even have
the right middle name - his was "Edris" - and had nothing to do with football.
1926 Los Angeles Buccaneers (NFL)
Redlands College (University of Redlands)