Doug Cline

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Doug Cline
No. 31
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1938-03-22)March 22, 1938
Valdese, North Carolina
Died: October 10, 1995(1995-10-10) (aged 57)
Career information
College: Clemson
NFL Draft: 1960 / Round: 14 / Pick: 168
(By the New York Giants)
AFL draft: 1960 / Round: 2
Pick: First Selections
(by the Houston Oilers)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 95
Interceptions: 7
Touchdowns: 5
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Charles Douglas Cline (March 22, 1938 – October 10, 1995) was a professional American football player who played linebacker for seven seasons for the Houston Oilers and the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League (AFL).


Cline played in 95 career games, all but two with the Oilers. He rushed for 105 yards on 37 carries for 2 touchdowns and caught 4 passes for 15 yards in his first season, the only one where he was used on offense. He had 7 interceptions for 77 return yards while causing 2 fumbles. In the 1961 AFL title game, he had an interception. He returned 4 kick returns for 66 total yards during his career.He was named to the 2nd All-AFL Team in 1962 by the Associated Press and UPI and in 1963 by the Associated Press, NY Daily News and UPI. [1]