American Football Database
Coley McDonough
Date of birth: (1915-10-10)October 10, 1915
Place of birth: North Braddock, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of death: July 5, 1965(1965-07-05) (aged 49)
Place of death: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Career information
Position(s): Quarterback
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Coleman Regis "Coley" McDonough (October 10, 1915 – July 5, 1965) was a professional American football quarterback in the National Football League. He played four seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Cardinals.

A native of North Braddock, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, he graduated from St. Thomas High School there. In 1944 McDonough also played for "Card-Pitt", a team that was the result of a temporary merger between the Cardinals and the Steelers. The teams' merger was result of the manning shortages experienced league-wide due to World War II. Six days before the team's second game of the season, McDonough was drafted into the United States Army.[1]

Police career and death

Coley later became a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania police officer, and served 15 years with that department. On July 5, 1965, he was shot and killed in the line of duty, when he and another officer answered a disturbance call.[2] Coley's badge number was 405.


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