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Al Toon
Position(s)
Wide Receiver
Jersey #(s)
88
Born April 30, 1963 (1963-04-30) (age 46)
Newport News, Virginia
Career information
Year(s) 19851992
NFL Draft 1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
College Wisconsin
Professional teams
Career stats
Receptions 517
Receiving Yards 6,605
Touchdowns 31
Stats at NFL.com
Career highlights and awards

Albert Lee Toon, Jr. (born April 30, 1963 in Newport News, Virginia), is a former professional American football player. He was selected by the New York Jets in the 1st round (10th overall) of the 1985 NFL Draft. A three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver who played his entire NFL career with the Jets from 1985 to 1992, Toon retired at the age of 29 in 1992 as a result of suffering at least nine concussions over his eight-year career. Toon's best year as a pro came in the 1988 season when he led the league with 93 receptions.

In high school, Toon was well known for his accomplishments in track and field. Toon is one of three Newport News Peninsula District athletes to surpass 50 feet in the triple jump, which he did three times. He also reached 23 feet in the long jump. Toon used that jumping ability as a wide receiver on Menchville High School's football team. Toon played football and ran track at the University of Wisconsin–Madison from 1981 to 1984.

Toon, who suffered from post-concussion syndrome, has improved to the point that he was able to compete in a triathlon in 2004.[1] Toon has a son, Nick, who was a football standout in high school at Middleton, Wisconsin, and now plays at UW–Madison, like his father.[2] Toon is married to Jane and has three daughters in addition to his son. His daughter, Kirby, is also attending UW–Madison as a preferred walk-on in volleyball.[3]

Toon is listed on the Board of Directors of the National Guardian Life Insurance Company.[4] He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Green Bay Packers.

In 1995 he was one of nine founding members of Capitol Bank, a local community bank on whose Board of Directors he stills serves. He was previously a president of the University of Wisconsin's National W Club, which is considered a leader of varsity letter winners clubs in the nation.

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