John Douglas
No. 51     
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1945-09-06) September 6, 1945 (age 75)
Place of birth: Columbia, Maryland
Career information
College: Missouri
NFL Draft: 1968 / Round: 4 / Pick: 97
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Dallas Cowboys ( 1968, 1970)*
Career highlights and awards
* Honorable-mention All-Big Eight (1966)
Games played     56
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

John Louis Douglas (born September 6, 1945) is a former American football linebacker who played for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He was also a member of The Hawaiians of the World Football League. He played college football at the University of Missouri.

Early years[edit | edit source]

Douglas attended Columbia High School in Columbia, Missouri.[1] He accepted a football scholarship from the University of Missouri, where he played only two seasons of college football because he left to work after his freshman year.

As a senior linebacker, he was a team co-captain along with quarterback Gary Kombrink and received All-Big Eight honors.[2]

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Dallas Cowboys[edit | edit source]

Douglas was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round (97th overall) of the 1968 NFL Draft. His rookie season was interrupted when he was called up by the Army Reserve. After serving two years of military service in the Vietnam War (where he was wounded), he returned for training camp in 1970 and was waived on September 14.[3]

New York Giants[edit | edit source]

He was claimed off waivers by the New York Giants and played mostly on special teams.[4] In 1971, he was named the starter at strong-side linebacker. The next year, he returned to a reserve role. In 1973, he started 10 games.

The Hawaiians[edit | edit source]

In 1974, he signed with the Hawaiians of the World Football League.[5]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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