Texas born and raised, Donny Anderson graduated from Stinnett High School in 1961. After high school Anderson continued play football at Texas Tech University where he earned the nickname, “Golden Palomino.” While at Texas Tech, Anderson was a 2x All American and 3x All Southwestern Conference pick. In 1965, Anderson was named The Sporting News National Co-Player of the Year and the winner of the Southwestern Conference Sportsmanship Award.
Anderson was chosen 7th pick overall by the Green Bay Packers and signed the most lucrative contract ever offered to an NFL rookie to date. During his six seasons with the Packers, Anderson won two Super Bowl Championships and was a 2x Green Bay Packer MVP. Donny finished his career playing three seasons with the Arizona Cardinals before retiring.
Donny Anderson is a member of the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame, the Texas Tech Hall of Fame, the College Football Hall of Fame, the Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame, and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.