Doug Turley

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A Nanticoke, Pennsylvania native, Turley moved to Delaware in 1941 to play end for the Wilmington Clippers and helped then win an American Football League title. The Clippers played independently
in 1941, and Turley sat out the 1943 season, but after the AFL disbanded, a peculiar “hat trick” NFL drafting scheme sent him to the Washington Redskins in 1944 for a five-year career as a regular
end. Turley coached the Clippers in 1949 for three games and was also a player, and he later went on to coach St. Elizabeth’s to five CYO Parochial League titles.



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