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Doug Nettles
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Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1951-08-13) August 13, 1951 (age 68)
Place of birth: Panama City, Florida
Career information
College: Vanderbilt
NFL Draft: 1974 / Round: 5 / Pick: 129
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Baltimore Colts (1974–1980)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Games played - started     73 - 37
Interceptions     7
Fumble recoveries     5
Stats at NFL.com

Gordon Douglas "Doug" Nettles (born August 13, 1951 in Panama City, Florida) is a former professional American football defensive back.

Nettles grew up in a military family he marched with Dr. King in Albany, GA. He was also a Boy Scout who reached the Eagle Scout rank. He also camped in Morocco because off his family living on a military base there and got chased after a gorilla. He was a High School All-American from Rutherford High, Panama City, Florida. Once ran for 315 yards and five TD's against Woodam High whose QB was David Lee, former Miami Dolphins quarterbacks

Nettles played college football at Vanderbilt University he was one of the two African-Americans on the team the other being Walt Overton the team that played in the 1974 Peach Bowl.

Nettles played cornerback for seven seasons for the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants of the National Football League. During his career he played cornerback and special teams. He is not married, however, Nettles lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with his daughter Asia Nettles. Asia ran track for St John's University and was part of the 4 x 200 team that set a school record at the Penn Relays.

He worked 18 years in medical sales.He is now a fifth grade history teacher and fifth grade football coach. He also coaches lower school track at Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland.


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