|Born:||March 21, 1919|
South Bend, Indiana
|Died:||January 20, 2009 (aged 89)|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||213 lb (97 kg)|
|High school:||South Bend (IN) Riley|
|NFL Draft:||1943 / Round: 4 / Pick: 28|
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Joseph John Domnanovich (March 21, 1919 – January 20, 2009) was a professional American football Center in the National Football League. He played six seasons for the Boston Yanks (1946–1948) and the New York Bulldogs/Yanks (1949–1951). Prior to his professional career Domanovich played for Coach Frank Thomas at the University of Alabama from 1938–1942. He played both linebacker and center and became All-American center at Alabama. He was voted to the All-time Alabama team for the first 50 years (1892–1942) in 1943. Between college and his pro career he served in the 3rd Army European Theater Special Services from 1943–1946. He was inducted into the Alabama Football Hall of Fame in 1984 and the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 1989.
He died January 20, 2009 in Birmingham, Alabama where he had resided for his adult life. His interment was located in Birmingham's Elmwood Cemetery. Domnanovich was of Croatian descent and both of his parents were born in Austria.
- December 26, 1942. *Joe* Speaks for Himself In Tide Line. The Lincoln Star.
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