With Dan Boros, Don was half the duo football
coach Phil Sheffield referred to as his “Gold Dust Twins”.
Why not? They were close friends, they were keys
to the Middies’ offense and, with Jeff Tillman, were part of the
backfield that powered the 1976 Middies to the first Lakeland
Conference championship in school history. They were also among five
Midview players – including Tillman, Bruce Walker and Art Grella –
named to the Lakeland Conference All-Star team at two different
positions that season. Don earned the distinction as an offensive
and defensive back.
Don was a three-year defensive starter, and he
started two seasons on offense. More than once, Renuart and Boros
hooked up on successful pass plays when, the truth be told, they
really didn’t know what the other guy was going to do.
“I remember several times when Dan threw a pass
that missed the receiver,” Don recalled, “but somehow it ended up in
Don led the Middies in rushing during the 1976
season, amassing 863 net yards on 141 carries for a 6.12
yards-per-carry average. He also scored four touchdowns and ran for
three two-point conversions.
He also starred in the backfield of a strong
defensive unit that held opponents to just seven first-quarter
points and 85 total points for the season. Don had two of the team’s
six interceptions, one each against Clearview and Amherst, and his
defensive work earned him a spot on the All-Northeast District first
team and he was named to the All-Ohio second team.
Don enrolled at Baldwin-Wallace College after he
graduated from Midview and played football for one season. He then
transferred to a community college in Florida, and subsequently
realized his calling in medicine. He finished his pre-med at CSU and
earned his degree in medicine at the Medical College of Toledo.
Don has been an emergency room physician at
Fairview Hospital for the past ten years. He and his wife, Jill,
have three daughters; Alison, Ruby, and Grace. The family lives in
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