Fred Doelling

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Fred Doelling
No. 34
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1938-09-27) September 27, 1938 (age 78)
Place of birth: Valparaiso, Indiana
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: Valparaiso (IN)
College: Pennsylvania
Undrafted: 1960
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 2
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Fred Frank Doelling (born September 27, 1938 in Valparaiso, Indiana) is a former American football safety in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at the University of Pennsylvania.

Early years[edit]

Doelling attended Valparaiso High School before moving on to the University of Pennsylvania.

He was a two-way player who also played on special teams. Known for his speed, he was a starter and the leading team rusher in three consecutive seasons. As a sophomore, he recorded 511 rushing yards on 93 carries. The next year he was limited with leg injuries and finished with 340 rushing yards.[1]

As a senior, he rushed for 707 yards on 100 carries for an average of 7 yards and registered 3 interceptions on defense, while helping lead his school to its first-ever Ivy League title.[2][3] He ended his college eligibility with school records of 1,558 rushing yards on 305 carries for an average of 5 yards per carry. He played in the Chicago College All-Star Game.

In 2003, he was inducted into the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame.[4]

Professional career[edit]

In 1960, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys. He was a part of the franchise's inaugural season and played in 2 games (2 starts) at safety. He was waived on November 7.


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