Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Don Durdan

Donald Edgar Durdan


Born:
September 21, 1920
Arcata, CA

Died:
June 28, 1971
Corvallis, OR


Career
Eureka High School - California (High School)
1940-41 Oregon State University (College)
1941-42 Oregon State University (College)
1942-43 Oregon State University (College)
1946-47 Portland Indians (PCBL)
1947-48 Portland Indians (PCBL)

A baseball player, basketball player, and star halfback on the football team at Oregon State, Durdan played two seasons of pro football for the 49ers in the AAFC as well as two pro season of basketball with the Indians. He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War 2, and after discharge, signed with the Indians on December 28, 1946. He later worked as a mortician and part-owner of a funeral home. He was 51 when he died of a heart attack in 1971.

AAFC Stats:
http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/D/DurdDo20.htm

Source:
Statesman Journal, June 29, 1971

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