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Donnie Shell

PositionSafety
Number31
Birth DateAugust 26, 1952(age 63)
Whitmire, South Carolina
Undraftedyear1974
Debutyear1974
Finalyear1987
CollegeSouth Carolina State
Teams * Pittsburgh Steelers (1974-1987)
Stat1labelINT
Stat1value51
Stat2labelINT yards
Stat2value490
Stat3labelTouchdowns
Stat3value2
NflSHE300407
Highlights * 5× Pro Bowl selection (1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982) * 3× Associated Press First-team All-Pro selection (1979, 1980, 1982) * 1× Associated Press Second-team All-Pro selection (1981) * 4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
CollegeHOF70043

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Donnie Shell (born August 26, 1952 in Whitmire, South Carolina) is a former American Football strong safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League between 1974 and 1987. Shell was a member of the Steelers famed Steel Curtain defense in the 1970s.

Shell retired as the NFL strong safety career leader in interceptions with 51. He started eleven straight years for the Steelers and was selected to the Steelers All-Time Team, the College Football Hall of Fame, and to the NFL Silver Anniversary Super Bowl Team.


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