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Donnie Shell

Donnie Shell

Position: DB
Height: 5-11    Weight: 190 lbs.

Born: August 26, 1952 in Whitmire, SC
High School: Whitmire
College: South Carolina St.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 91 (195th overall since 1950)
5-time Pro Bowler & 3-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)

Hall of Fame finalist in 2002

31

All-Pro

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 24, 2014 9:25PM
All-Time Rank: #292. Karl Mecklenburg… #293. Anquan Boldin… #294. Ed Budde… #295. DONNIE SHELL… #296. Jack Christiansen… #297. James Farrior… #298. Bill Willis… 

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1974 22 PIT 31 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
1975 23 PIT db 31 14 2 1 29 0 29 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
1976 24 PIT 31 14 0 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
1977 25 PIT SS 31 12 12 3 14 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
1978* 26 PIT SS 31 16 16 3 21 0 20 0 0 0 5 21 1 10
1979*+ 27 PIT SS 31 16 16 5 10 0 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 14
1980*+ 28 PIT SS 31 16 16 7 135 0 67 0 0 0 1 7 0 13
1981* 29 PIT SS 31 14 14 5 52 0 25 0 0 0 2 0 0 10
1982*+ 30 PIT SS 31 9 9 1.0 5 27 0 18 0 0 0 1 0 0 16
1983 31 PIT SS 31 16 16 5 18 0 18 0 0 0 1 0 0 8
1984 32 PIT SS 31 16 16 7 61 1 52 0 9
1985 33 PIT SS 31 16 16 4 40 0 26 0 0 0 2 0 0 8
1986 34 PIT SS 31 15 15 3 29 0 17 0 9
1987 35 PIT SS 31 13 13 1 50 1 50 0 0 0 1 19 1 7
Career 201 162 1.0 51 490 2 67 0 0 0 19 47 2 120

Receiving & Rushing

Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1975 23 PIT db 31 14 2 2 39 19.5 0 20 0.1 2.8 39 0 0
Career 201 162 2 39 19.5 0 20 0.0 0.2 39 0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1978* 26 PIT SS 31 16 16 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
Career 201 162 1 6 0 6 6.0 45

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1978* 26 PIT SS 31 16 16 1 1 6
1984 32 PIT SS 31 16 16 1 1 6
1987 35 PIT SS 31 13 13 1 1 2 12
Career 201 162 2 2 4 24
NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 David Tate, Shawntae Spencer, Lee Nelson, Gerald McBurrows, Tod McBride, Kevin Mathis, Gary Lowe, Neal Colzie, Tim Collier, Dre' Bly
4 Kevin Mathis, Autry Beamon, Herb Christopher, Corey Chavous, Matt Darby, Dana Hall, Tim Jennings, Ken Irvin, Travis Daniels, Steve Wilson
5 Tom Janik, Larry Vargo, Darryll Lewis, Don Paul, Rick Byas, Jerry Azumah, John Lynch, Hagood Clarke, Fred Glick, Steve Freeman
6 Don Paul, Nnamdi Asomugha, Pat Thomas, Asante Samuel, Nolan Cromwell, Willie Brown*, Rodney Harrison, Scott Case, Pat Fischer, Bob Sanders
7 Nnamdi Asomugha, Roger Wehrli*, Nolan Cromwell, Don Paul, Deion Sanders*, J.D. Smith, Charles Woodson, Merton Hanks, Bill Bradley, Dale Carter
8 Don Paul, Nolan Cromwell, Deron Cherry, Glen Edwards, Asante Samuel, George Saimes, Jerry Gray, Bill Bradley, Dave Duerson, Dave Grayson
9 Darrell Green*, Deron Cherry, Don Paul, Roger Wehrli*, John Lynch, Louis Wright, Ray Mathews, Kenny Easley, Asante Samuel, Johnny Robinson
10 John Lynch, Deron Cherry, Joey Browner, Chris McAlister, Gary Fencik, Darrell Green*, Louis Wright, Don Paul, Everson Walls, Nolan Cromwell
11 John Lynch, Deron Cherry, Gary Fencik, Louis Wright, Chris McAlister, Charles Woodson, Nolan Cromwell, Don Paul, Darrell Green*, Roger Wehrli*
12 John Lynch, Cliff Harris, Charles Woodson, Gary Fencik, Louis Wright, Deron Cherry, Lemar Parrish, Jimmy Johnson*, Brian Dawkins, Eric Allen
13 John Lynch, Cliff Harris, Jimmy Johnson*, Lemar Parrish, Carnell Lake, Eric Allen, Charles Woodson, Darren Woodson, Louis Wright, Brian Dawkins
14 John Lynch, Jimmy Johnson*, Darrell Green*, Carnell Lake, Lemar Parrish, Larry Wilson*, Erich Barnes, Eric Allen, Brian Dawkins, Cliff Harris
Career John Lynch, Carnell Lake, Larry Wilson*, Erich Barnes, Cliff Harris, Darren Woodson, Brian Dawkins, Eddie Meador, Darren Sharper, Ty Law

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams