Doug Becker

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Doug Becker
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Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1956-06-27) June 27, 1956 (age 62)
Hamilton, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1978 / Round: 10 / Pick: 268
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 9
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Douglas James "Doug" Becker (born June 27, 1956) is a former American football linebacker who played a single season in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills.

Early life[edit]

Becker was born in Hamilton, Ohio and he attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana where he played college football.

Football career[edit]

Becker was drafted in the 10th round of the 1978 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Becker was among the final group of players waived by the Steelers in getting down to the 45-man roster limit. He was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Bears.[1] After appearing in the Bears' season opener he was cut by the team.[2] He was later picked up by the Buffalo Bills with whom he played the final eight games of the 1978 campaign.[3]

Work career[edit]

Doug Becker was the VP of Sales at RC Cola in Evansville, IN (local, family owned, beverage bottler) for 4 years. His "football" and "team like" mentality allowed him to excel greatly as a leader at RC Cola. Doug retired from RC Cola in 2015 to move back to his hometown and spend time with his new Grandbaby.


  1. ^ Sheeley, Glenn (August 30, 1978). "Redskins Foil Steelers, Nab Deloplaine, Maxson". Pittsburgh Press. p. D-1. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
  2. ^ "Bears Sign Herron". Gettysburg Times. AP. September 7, 1978. p. 17. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
  3. ^ "Player Changes". Lewiston Evening Journal. AP. October 27, 1978. p. 21. Retrieved December 20, 2011.