|Born:||December 1, 1919|
|Died:||August 26, 1992 (aged 72)|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school:||Marysville (OH)|
|NFL Draft:||1943 / Round: 22 / Pick: 203|
|Player stats at PFR|
Reece was born in Marysville, Ohio, in 1919 and attended Marysville High School in that city. He played college football at Missouri. He played at the fullback position for Missouri from 1940 to 1943 and was captain of the 1942 Missouri Tigers football team that won the Big Six championship. He was also selected as a first-team player on the 1943 All-Big Six Conference football team. He also played in the 1943 East-West Shrine Game.
In 1944, he was assigned to Notre Dame as a Navy V-5 trainee.
Reece played professional football for the Miami Seahawks of the All-America Football Conference in 1946. He appeared in 13 games, four of them as the Seahawks' starting fullback. He rushed for 109 yards on 30 carries. He scored two touchdowns in a game against the New York Yankees.
- "Don Reece Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 2, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Don Reece Returns To Missouri U." The St. Louis Star and Times. August 23, 1943. p. 18 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Sooners, Tigers dominate UP all-Big Six". Lincoln Journal. November 23, 1943. p. 9.
- "Don Reece Going To Notre Dame As Navy Trainee". St. Louis Star and Times. February 3, 1944. p. 22 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Hawks Finally Click in Defeat". The Miami News. November 4, 1946. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com.