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Bobby Douglass
Jersey #(s)
Born June 22, 1947 (1947-06-22) (age 62)
Manhattan, Kansas
Career information
Year(s) 19691978
NFL Draft 1969 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41
College Kansas
Professional teams
Career stats
TDs-INT 36-64
Yards 6,493
QB Rating 48.5
Stats at
Career highlights and awards
  • Set NFL record for most yards rushing by a quarterback in one season, with 968 yards in 1972. This record stood for 34 years.

Robert Gilchrist Douglass (born June 22, 1947 in Manhattan, Kansas) is a former American football quarterback in the NFL, who played most of his career with the Chicago Bears, who drafted him in the second round of the 1969 NFL Draft. During his career, he also played for the San Diego Chargers, the New Orleans Saints, and the Green Bay Packers. Douglass retired after the 1978 season, after playing 10 seasons in the NFL. He attended the University of Kansas.

In 1972, Douglass set the record for most rushing yards by a QB in one season. The record stood for 34 years. In a 14-game 1972 season, he ran for 968 yards and 8 touchdowns on 141 carries. Michael Vick broke the single-season QB rushing record with 1,039 in a 16-game season (2006).

In five seasons from 1971-1975, Douglass played in 47 games and amassed 2,040 rushing yards. During that span, he averaged 43.4 rushing yards per game played--the second highest rushing yards per game average over a five-season span for a QB. (Vick ranks first, at 54.1 yds/g from 2002-2006; Randall Cunningham ranks third with 43.1 yds/g over a five-season span from 1986-1990).

However, Douglass had little success as a passer, going 507-for-1178 for 36 touchdowns and 64 interceptions with a quarterback passer rating of only 48.5 during his 10-season NFL career.

Douglass was once married to Playboy model Carol O'Neal.

Preceded by
Jack Concannon
Chicago Bears Starting Quarterbacks
Succeeded by
Gary Huff


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