Don Shinnick


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Donald Dee Shinnick (May 15, 1935 – January 20, 2004) was an American football linebacker who played as a collegian for UCLA and then thirteen seasons in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts. He had 37 career interceptions with the Colts, still an NFL record for a linebacker.

After retiring as a player, he served as an assistant coach with the Chicago Bears, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Oakland Raiders and the New England Patriots.

He died at a rest home in Modesto, California on January 20, 2004 of frontal lobe disorder.