Donald George Abbey (born in South Hadley, Massachusetts) is a former Penn State University fullback. The Dallas Cowboys drafted him in the seventh round of the 1970 NFL Draft.
Don Abbey Biography And Net Worth
|17th May 1965
|Real Estate Tycoon
Don Abbey Early Life
Abbey graduated from South Hadley High School. As a junior running back in 1963, he helped lead the school to its first undefeated season. That team went 8-0 and outscored their opponents 238 to 12 points. He went on to play two more seasons as a fullback and middle linebacker at Deerfield Academy. He was chosen to the Boston Globe All-New England Prep Team as a senior.
Don Abbey Career
Abbey got a football scholarship from Penn State University as one of head coach Rip Engle’s final recruits. He was designated the starting fullback in 1967. Under Joe Paterno, he contributed to an 8-2-1 record by accumulating 386 running yards, 5 rushing touchdowns, 148 receiving yards, 4 receiving touchdowns, and kicking 23 out of 26 extra points. Leads the squad in scoring and is ranked sixth in the country. In the final practice before the 1967 Gator Bowl, he sustained a knee injury that would limit him for the next two seasons.
In the first game of the 1968 season, he re-injured his knee and damaged his ankle. Tom Cherry overtook him in the depth chart despite his 164 running yards and three touchdowns.
Franco Harris, a senior starter and his backup, amassed 228 running yards and 4 touchdowns. He was a member of the 11-0, unbeaten 1968 and 1969 Orange Bowl champion teams that went undefeated. He had 778 running yards, 12 rushing touchdowns, and 4 receiving touchdowns towards the end of his collegiate career.
- Professional Career
The Dallas Cowboys picked Abbey in the seventh round of the 1970 NFL Draft with the goal of using him as a linebacker. Due to the three previous knee operations, he underwent while in college. He was unable to accept the Cowboys’ offer of a financial deal. He was acquired by the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes in 1971. On July 23, they released him. He joined the New York Stars of the World Football League on April 9, 1974. On June 26, he was freed.
Don Abbey’s Net Worth
An American real estate mogul with a net worth of $800 million is Donald Abbey. The Abbey Company, a highly regarded real estate development, and investment company. It is led by Donald Abbey, who is located in California. The business, which he began in 1990, now manages 64 buildings with a combined 6 million square feet of area. One of the most prosperous real estate companies currently in business, it is said to be. The Abbey Group oversees 1400 tenants across its numerous buildings and has over 80 real estate experts working for them.