Don McAuliffe, star of '52 Michigan State title team, dies

Don McAuliffe, the star running back and captain for Michigan State's undefeated 1952 national championship team, has died. He was 90.

Son Kevin McAuliffe said his father died Saturday in La Jolla, California.

McAuliffe finished eighth in the 1952 Heisman Trophy balloting. In nine games that season, he rushed for 531 yards and seven touchdowns. He had 194 yards receiving and two more scores. He was roommates with eventual college coaches Frank Kush and Chuck Fairbanks.

Kevin said his father played in the 1953 Chicago College All-Star Game, where his team of college seniors lost to the Detroit Lions. He also played in the 1952 East-West Shrine Game.

The New York Giants drafted McAuliffe in 1950, but he never played in the NFL.

McAuliffe was born and raised in Chicago, where he played high school football and was an accomplished boxer.

Upcoming Games

Aug 18th, 8:00 PM

Chicago +3 -125

Seattle -3 -125

@

Aug 19th, 7:00 PM

Carolina -1.5 -110

New England +1.5 -110

@

Aug 19th, 8:00 PM

New Orleans +3 -125

Green Bay -3 -125

@

Aug 19th, 10:00 PM

Houston +2.5 -110

LA Rams -2.5 -110

@

Aug 20th, 1:00 PM

Detroit -1.5 -105

Indianapolis +1.5 -105

@

Aug 20th, 1:00 PM

Denver -1 -110

Buffalo +1 -110

@

Aug 20th, 4:00 PM

Washington +3.5 -105

Kansas City -3.5 -105

@

Aug 20th, 7:00 PM

Pittsburgh +2.5 -110

Jacksonville -2.5 -110

@

Aug 20th, 7:00 PM

Las Vegas -2 -110

Miami +2 -110

@

Aug 20th, 7:00 PM

Tampa Bay +2.5 -110

Tennessee -2.5 -110

@

Aug 20th, 7:00 PM

San Francisco +5 -110

Minnesota -5 -110

@

Aug 20th, 10:00 PM

Dallas +3 -110

LA Chargers -3 -110

@

Aug 21st, 1:00 PM

Philadelphia -3 -110

Cleveland +3 -110

@

Aug 21st, 7:00 PM

Cincinnati +2.5 -120

NY Giants -2.5 -120

@

Aug 21st, 8:00 PM

Baltimore +1.5 -110

Arizona -1.5 -110

@

Aug 22nd, 8:00 PM

Atlanta +1.5 -110

NY Jets -1.5 -110

@

Aug 25th, 8:00 PM

Green Bay

Kansas City

@

Aug 25th, 8:15 PM

San Francisco

Houston

@