Bingham on a 1953 Bowman football card|
Bingham on a 1953 Bowman football card
November 7, 1929|
July 17, 1997 (aged 67)|
Fannin County, Texas
Donald Dean Bingham (November 7, 1929 – July 17, 1997) was an American football halfback and return specialist who played one season with the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Sul Ross State University and attended Odessa High School in Odessa, Texas.
He was drafted by the Bears in the seventh round of the 1953 NFL Draft, but did not play for the team until 1956 due to military obligations. In 1954 and 1955, while a member of the United States Marine Corps, he played for the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune football team. In his lone season in the NFL, he recorded 36 rushing yards on seven carries and 444 kick return yards; against the Los Angeles Rams, he scored on a 100-yard kickoff return to start the second half, giving the Bears a 17–0 lead. The Bears went on to win 30–21.
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- "Camp Lejeune Wins Final Game, 6 To 0". November 27, 1955. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/32049154/. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
- "Marines' Star Signs With Bears". April 15, 1956. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/32049609/. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
- "Don Bingham". Just Sports Stats. Archived from the original on November 7, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171107023953/http://www.justsportsstats.com/footballstatsindex.php?player_id=binghdon001. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
- "Frosh Races 100 Yards for TD as Chi Bears Shell Rams, 30-21". November 19, 1956. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/32050000/. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
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