‘Most uncoachable player’ of football
Joe Don Looney was on his best behavior for the Oklahoma-Kansas State game on October 27, 1962 contributing two touchdowns in the Sooners’ 47-0 rout blowout of the Wildcats and not causing his usual quota of trouble. Steve Sobol of NFL Films once was asked to name “the most uncoachable player” he had ever seen in professional football. Without the slightest hesitation, he answered, “Joe Don Looney” – the oddball the Saturday Evening Post called “the marvelous misfit.” Don Looney was a stand-out on the Texas Christian teams of the 1930’s and a better-than-average receiver during his three years in the National Football League. When his playing days were over, grooming his son for gridiron greatness became Looney’s mission in life.
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