Forrest Douds

Forrest Douds
Date of birth (1905-04-21)April 21, 1905
Place of birth Rochester, Pennsylvania
Date of death August 16, 1979(1979-08-16) (aged 74)
Place of death Sewickley, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s) Tackle
College Washington & Jefferson
Career history
As coach
1933 Pittsburgh Pirates
As player
1930 Providence Steam Roller
1930–1931 Portsmouth Spartans
1932 Chicago Cardinals
1933–1934 Pittsburgh Pirates
Career highlights and awards
  • 1930 NFL All-Pro Team
  • Head coaching record: 3–6–2
  • First coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame (1976)
Career stats

Forrest McCreery "Jap" Douds (April 21, 1905 – August 16, 1979)[1] was an All-American football player at Washington and Jefferson College in suburban Washington, Pennsylvania, where he was selected as an All-American three times and was the first player ever selected to the East–West Game in two separate seasons. He played professional American football player for the Portsmouth Spartans, Providence Steam Roller, Chicago Cardinals, and the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was named to the 1930 NFL All-Pro Team.[2] In 1933, he became the first coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1933 leading the team to a 3–6–2 record before being replaced in the off-season.[3]

He was inducted into Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame in 1976.[4]


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