Kevin Donnalley began his pro career as a 7th round draft choice (171st overall) of the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1981 NFL Draft. He was released and signed a contract with the New England Patriots and played one game for them in 1981. Donnalley signed with the USFL's Philadelphia Stars in 1983 and played in 17 games for the team in their inaugural season. He signed with the Washington Federals shortly after the start of the 1984 season and appeared in 8 games and was credited with 5 tackles. This heavy mesh jersey displays light wear with a few hit marks. The corner of the final letter in the name has separated from the nameplate. The Federals used two sets of jerseys in 1984, a heavy mesh set and a porthole mesh set. The team also added a new sleeve striping scheme in 1984 that featured a star. After his pro career ended, Donnalley spent time as an assistant coach in the NCAA with his alma mater North Dakota State, Montana State and as the head coach of the Fort Lewis program.