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
1939 Chicago Cardinals
1939–1943 Pittsburgh Steelers
1944 "Card-Pitt"
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.