James Robert Doran (August 11, 1927 - June 29, 1994) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions (1951–1959) and the Dallas Cowboys (1960–1961). He played college football at Iowa State University. He was a two-way player, playing both on offense and defense. He played 94 games as a defensive lineman, usually defensive end, and 115 games as a tight end. Injuries forced him to also become a tight end during Detroit's 1953 Championship season, and he scored from that position in the 1953 Championship game. He was left unprotected in the 1960 NFL Expansion Draft, and Dallas drafted him. He was the Dallas Cowboys first Pro Bowl player.
By Dean Hanley
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