Douglas on 1953 Bowman football card
|Date of birth:December 22, 1931|
|Place of birth: Kissimmee, Florida|
|Date of death: April 11, 2000(aged 68)|
|Place of death: Gainesville, Florida|
|NFL Draft: 1953 / Round: 4 / Pick: 44|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* New York Giants ( 1953)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Third-team All-SEC (1952)|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Edward Dewayne Douglas (December 22, 1931 – April 11, 2000) was an American football offensive tackle who played one season with the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the New York Giants in the fourth round of the 1953 NFL Draft. He played college football for the University of Florida and attended Kissimmee High School in Kissimmee, Florida.
Douglas attended the University of Florida from 1949 to 1952, where he played for coach Bob Woodruff's Florida Gators football team. As a senior lineman on the Gators' first bowl team in 1952, he was a third-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection by the Associated Press.
Douglas coached the freshmen football team at the University of Florida for six years. He was the head football coach and athletic director of Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Florida. He was also the head football coach at Suwannee High School in Live Oak, Florida. During his time as an assistant coach for the Florida Gators, it was his questions about player urination and dehydration that led to the development of Gatorade by a team of University of Florida medical researchers, including Robert Cade.
Douglas worked at the Container Corporation of America for twenty years. He was a member of the University of Florida Police Department.
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