Coley McDonough

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Coley McDonough
Date of birth (1915-10-10)October 10, 1915
Place of birth North Braddock, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of death July 5, 1965(1965-07-05) (aged 49)
Place of death Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Career information
Position(s) Quarterback
College North Carolina State University
Career history
As player
Chicago Cardinals
Pittsburgh Steelers
Career stats

Coleman Regis "Coley" McDonough (October 10, 1915 – July 5, 1965) was a professional American football quarterback in the National Football League. He played four seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Cardinals.

A native of North Braddock, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, he graduated from St. Thomas High School there. In 1944 McDonough also played for "Card-Pitt", a team that was the result of a temporary merger between the Cardinals and the Steelers. The teams' merger was result of the manning shortages experienced league-wide due to World War II. Six days before the team's second game of the season, McDonough was drafted into the United States Army.[citation needed]

Police career and death[edit]

Coley later became a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania police officer, and served 15 years with that department. On July 5, 1965, he was shot and killed in the line of duty, when he and another officer answered a disturbance call.[1] Coley's badge number was 405.


  1. ^ "ODMP". Officer Down Memorial Page. 

External links[edit]

  • Profile,; accessed November 1, 2014
  • Forr, James (2003). "Card-Pitt: The Carpits" (PDF). Coffin Corner (Professional Football Researchers Association) 25 (3): 1–8. Retrieved November 1, 2014.