Former Spring City Bulldog, Rhea County High School Golden Eagle, UT Vol, Cincinnati Bengal and New England Patriot, David Douglas, who died in 2016 at the age of 52, from cancer, was recently inducted into the Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame. Pictured, are David’s parents, Max (left) and Pat Douglas accepting the award for David and his family. David was renown for walking on with Tennessee’s Volunteers as a 200-pound offensive lineman and growing into earning a scholarship and ultimately a starting role. His 1985 team blasted favored Miami out of the Sugar Bowl, and Douglas became an eighth-round NFL draft choice. He played five seasons with the Bengals and Patriots, reaching the Super Bowl with Cincinnati following the 1988 season, but a neck injury ended his pro career in 1991. David was inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.

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