Dewayne Douglas
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Dewayne Douglas
Dewayne Douglas
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Douglas on 1953 Bowman football card
No. 78
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1931-12-22)December 22, 1931
Kissimmee, Florida
Died: April 11, 2000(2000-04-11) (aged 68)
Gainesville, Florida
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: Kissimmee (FL)
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 1953 / Round: 4 / Pick: 44
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Third-team All-SEC (1952)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

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).[1] 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.[2]

College career

Douglas attended the University of Florida from 1949 to 1952, where he played for coach Bob Woodruff's Florida Gators football team.[3] 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.[4]

Professional career

Douglas was selected by the New York Giants of the NFL with the 44th pick in the 1953 NFL Draft and played in ten games for the team during the 1953 season.[5]

Coaching career

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.[3] During his time as an assistant coach for the Florida Gators, it was his questions about player urination and deyhdration that led to the development of Gatorade by a team of University of Florida medical researchers, including Robert Cade.[3][6]

Personal life

Douglas worked at the Container Corporation of America for twenty years. He was a member of the University of Florida Police Department.[3]


  1. ^ "2009 - 2000 Pro Football Necrology List". Archived from the original on October 30, 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  2. ^ "EVERETT DOUGLAS". Retrieved 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Edward Dewayne Douglas". Gainesville Sun. April 13, 2000. Retrieved 2015. 
  4. ^ "All-SEC Tradition" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 30, 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ "Everett Douglas". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2015. 
  6. ^ Taylor, Lemuel W., IV (2012). Nutritional Guidelines for Athletic Performance: The Training Table. CRC Press. p. 217. Archived from the original on 2015-10-30. 

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