Coley McDonough

Coley McDonough
Date of birth (1915-10-10)October 10, 1915
Place of birth North Braddock, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of death July 5, 1965(1965-07-05) (aged 49)
Place of death Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Career information
Position(s) Quarterback
College North Carolina State University
Career history
As player
1939 Chicago Cardinals
1939–1943 Pittsburgh Steelers
1944 "Card-Pitt"
Career stats

Coleman Regis "Coley" McDonough (October 10, 1915  July 5, 1965) was a professional American football quarterback in the National Football League. He played four seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Cardinals.

A native of North Braddock, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, he graduated from St. Thomas High School there. In 1944 McDonough also played for "Card-Pitt", a team that was the result of a temporary merger between the Cardinals and the Steelers. The teams' merger was result of the manning shortages experienced league-wide due to World War II. Six days before the team's second game of the season, McDonough was drafted into the United States Army.

Police career and death

Coley later became a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania police officer, and served 15 years with that department. On July 5, 1965, he was shot and killed in the line of duty, when he and another officer answered a disturbance call.[1] Coley's badge number was 405.


  1. "ODMP". Officer Down Memorial Page.

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