Forrest Douds

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Forrest "Jap" Douds
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Date of birth: (1905-04-21)April 21, 1905
Place of birth: Rochester, Pennsylvania, United States
Date of death: August 1979 (Age 74)[1]
Career information
Position(s): Tackle/Head coach
College: Washington & Jefferson
As coach:
1933 Pittsburgh Pirates
As player:
Providence Steam Roller
Portsmouth Spartans
Chicago Cardinals
Pittsburgh Pirates
Career highlights and awards
  • 1930 NFL All-Pro Team
  • Head coaching record: 3-6-2
  • First coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame (1976)
Career stats
Playing stats at
Coaching stats at Pro Football Reference

Forrest "Jap" McCreery Douds (April 21, 1905 – August 1979) was an All-American football player at Washington and Jefferson College in suburban Washington, Pennsylvania, where he was selected as an All-American three times and was the first player ever selected to the East-West Game in two separate seasons. He played professional American football player for the Portsmouth Spartans, Providence Steam Roller, Chicago Cardinals, and the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was named to the 1930 NFL All-Pro Team.[2] In 1933, he became the first coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1933 leading the team to a 3-6-2 record before being replaced in the off-season.[3]

He was inducted into Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame in 1976.[4]


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