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Doug Becker
No. 51, 52     
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1956-06-27) June 27, 1956 (age 64)
Place of birth: Hamilton, Ohio
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1978 / Round: 10 / Pick: 268
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Chicago Bears (1978)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Games played     9
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Douglas James "Doug" Becker (born June 27, 1956) is a former American football linebacker who played a single season in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills.

Early lifeEdit

Becker was born in Hamilton, Ohio and he attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana where he played college football.

Football careerEdit

Becker was drafted in the 10th round of the 1978 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Becker was among the final group of players waived by the Steelers in getting down to the 45-man roster limit. He was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Bears.[1] After appearing in the Bears' season opener he was cut by the team.[2] He was later picked up by the Buffalo Bills with whom he played the final eight games of the 1978 campaign.[3]

Work careerEdit

Doug Becker was the VP of Sales at RC Cola in Evansville, IN (local, family owned, beverage bottler) for 4 years. His "football" and "team like" mentality allowed him to excel greatly as a leader at RC Cola. Doug retired from RC Cola in 2015 to move back to his hometown and spend time with his new Grandbaby.

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