Don Hutson is a retired professional American football player in the National Football League (NFL). He held a split end position for the Green Bay Packers from 1935 to 1945. He is a three-time NFL Champion and a two-time NFL Most Valuable Player.
Born on January 31, 1913 in Arkansas, he played basketball and football exceptionally well during his time at Pine Bluff High School. He went on to play for the University of Alabama where he became a multi-awarded football athlete. Huston signed with the Green Bay Packers in 1935.
He helped the Packers win the 1936 NFL Championship game by scoring the first touchdown. Hutson led his team to another NFL Championship in 1938 while setting a league record of 9 touchdown receptions.
From 1940 to 1942, he created NFL records – with some records dominating the league 50 years after. Hutson also broke his own records as he performed better every season. A chest injury became the reason he announced his retirement from the game on February 1943. Hutson became the Green Bay Packers assistant coach from 1944 to 1948.
Don Hutson passed away on June 26, 1997. His career player statistics are 30 interceptions, 488 receptions, 7,991 receiving yards, 16.4 yards per reception, and 99 receiving touchdowns. He was a College Football Hall of Famer and a Pro Football Hall of Famer.
• 3-time NFL champion (1936, 1939, 1944)• 4-time NFL All-Star (1939–1942)• 8-time First-team All-Pro (1938–1945)• 2-time NFL Most Valuable Player (1941, 1942)• 8-time NFL receptions leader (1936, 1937, 1939, 1941–1945)• 7-time NFL receiving yards leader (1936, 1938, 1939, 1941–1944)• 9-time NFL receiving touchdowns leader (1935–1938, 1940–1944)• NFL interceptions leader (1940)• NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team• NFL 1930s All-Decade Team• Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame• Green Bay Packers No. 14 retired• National champion (1934)• Consensus All-American (1934)• First-team All-SEC (1934)