Doug Donley

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Doug Donley
No. 83
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1959-02-06) February 6, 1959 (age 55)
Place of birth: Cambridge, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Weight: 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school: Cambridge High School
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53
Debuted in 1981 for the Dallas Cowboys
Last played in 1984 for the Dallas Cowboys
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions55
Receiving yards898
Touchdowns4
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com
 
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Doug Donley
No. 83
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1959-02-06) February 6, 1959 (age 55)
Place of birth: Cambridge, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Weight: 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school: Cambridge High School
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53
Debuted in 1981 for the Dallas Cowboys
Last played in 1984 for the Dallas Cowboys
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions55
Receiving yards898
Touchdowns4
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Douglas Max Donley (born February 6, 1959 in Cambridge, Ohio) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys between 1981 and 1984. He played college football at Ohio State University and was drafted in the second round of the 1981 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Doug Donley (Cambridge High School, Class of 1977) was a three-sport standout, excelling in football, track and basketball and earning the nickname 'White Lightning' for his blazing speed. On the gridiron, Donley was a three-year letterman at running back for the Bobcats, finishing with a career total of 2,572 rushing yards. He also had 226 yards receiving and 1,028 yards in kick returns for a career all-purpose yardage total of 3,826 yards to go with 31 touchdowns. In track, Donley won the OVAC Class 4-A championship in the long jump as a junior (1976) with a leap of 21 ft. 2.5 in. and was a double-winner at the conference meet as a senior (1977) - winning the long jump (21-10.75 and the 220-yard dash (22.4 seconds), helping the Bobcats to the OVAC team title. He earned All-Eastern District honors in the 100-yard dash and was recognized as a high school All-American in track.

Also a standout in basketball, Donley was hampered by a shoulder injury but still managed to score 10 points per contest and had a school-record 17-assist game

Widely recruited for football, Donley accepted a scholarship to the Ohio State University, where as the fastest player on the team, he was moved to wide receiver. He earned first team All-Big Ten and honorable mention All-America accolades at wide receiver (1980). He ranks among the Buckeyes’ all-time leading receivers in several categories, including career yards per catch (21.2, second); yardage (2,252, fourth); touchdowns (16, fifth); and receptions (106, tied for ninth). He led the team in receptions from 1978-80. In 1980 he went to his fourth bowl and was named All-Big Ten and honorable mention All-American. He stands among the school's all-time leaders in career yards per reception (21.2, second); receiving yards (2,252, fourth); touchdowns (16, fifth); and receptions (106, tied for ninth). He was the team's leading wide receiver from 1978 to 1980.

His jersey was retired by his high school, he was inducted into the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame and the Cambridge High School Hall of Fame.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

The Dallas Cowboys liked his athletic potential and ignored his chronic shoulder injury, selecting him in the second round of the 1981 NFL Draft.He was the second fastest player on the team behind Tony Dorsett.[1]

In 1984 he started 9 games, but was limited by shoulder and hamstring injuries. That year he also participated in the Pro Football 60-yard dash at the Dallas Times Herald Invitational Track Meet, where he placed fourth with a time of 6.33.[2]

Donley had a short career because of injuries and was forced into early retirement,[3] after the Cowboys waived him injured in April, 1986. In his career he had 55 receptions for 898 yards and four touchdowns.

Chicago bears[edit]

In 1986 he tried to come back with the Chicago Bears,[4] but was released before the season started, after breaking a bone in his hand.

Personal life[edit]

Donley is owner and president of Advantage Hole in One in Dallas, Texas.

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