To date, Don Shinnick holds the National Football League record for career interceptions by a linebacker. From 1958 to 1969, he snagged the ball from his opponents 37 times.
The Kansas City, Mo., native grew up in Los Angeles and was an All-American linebacker at UCLA before joining the Baltimore Colts in 1957 as a second-round draft pick. He was the first UCLA athlete to make it to the Super Bowl.
After leaving the field as a player, Shinnick returned as an assistant coach for the Chicago Bears, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Oakland Raiders, the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Valley College Monarchs. He retired from coaching at the end of the 1990 season and was inducted into the California Community College Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.
Shinnick died on Jan. 20 from degenerative brain disease. He was 68.