Noted for his “Big Play” assists and tackles from his outside linebacker position, Douglass became the Packers ‘impact player during the seasons 1978 through 1985. Coaches would say “ He gives 100% on every down”.
Douglass led the Packers in unassisted tackles three seasons as he became a starter in his second season (1979) when the starting linebacker, John Anderson broke his arm in training camp that year.
Douglass was drafted in the fifth round in 1979 from San Diego State and was quickly tagged with the nickname “Mad Dog” because of his crazy manner. Douglass is the third-leading tackler in Packers history (967 tackles in 9 seasons). He has 13 career interceptions and was voted the Packers’ Most Valuable Defensive Player in both 1980 and 1981. Douglass was named to Sports Illustrated all-pro team three times – in 1981, 1982, and 1983. he led the Packers defense in quarterback sacks in 1984 with 9.
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