Doug Whaley

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Doug Whaley
Buffalo Bills
Date of birth: 1972 (age 42–43)
Career information
Position(s): General Manager
College: University of Pittsburgh
High school: Upper St. Clair High School (PA)

Doug Whaley is the General Manager of the Buffalo Bills.


Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Whaley worked for the Steelers as a Pro Personnel Coordinator. He worked there for 10 years before accepting the Buffalo Bills job. Whaley worked directly under Kevin Colbert the Director of Football Operations. He is most known for his great scouting ability of Defensive players. In his time with the Steelers, Whaley and the Steelers drafted Lamarr Woodley, Troy Polamalu,and Lawrence Timmons.

Football career[edit]

Whaley played college football at Pittsburgh as a Safety and Linebacker.

E-mail gaffe[edit]

Whaley gained unwanted notoriety in 2007 when an inappropriate e-mail that he had sent to Steelers assistant coach Larry Zierlein was inadvertently forwarded by Zierlein to a large number of high-level NFL employees, including commissioner Roger Goodell. Zierlein apologized for the gaffe, and it is believed that neither he nor Whaley were disciplined by the team or the league.[1]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Doug Whaley was named Assistant General Manager/Director of Pro Personnel of the Buffalo Bills on February 10, 2010. Whaley oversees the team’s Pro Personnel department and assisted General Manager Buddy Nix in all football-related administrative duties and in the college talent evaluation process until Nix stepped down from the General Manager position on May 13, 2013. Whaley became Buffalo's GM three days later.[2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Bouchette, Ed (May 23, 2007). "Blogger says Steelers' Zierlein inadvertently forwarded porn to NFL officials". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2009-02-19. 
  2. ^ Associated Press (May 16, 2013). "Bills name Doug Whaley GM". ESPN. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Buddy Nix
Buffalo Bills General Manager
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Charles Bailey
Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Scouting Coordinator
Succeeded by
Brandon Hunt