2007 All Star West
6″ 220 lbs.
High School Coach: Jeff Terpenning
High School: Centreville, C
Douglas began playing football in second grade. He was a three-year, two-way starter for the Centreville Bulldogs. He started at center and linebacker and led the team with 152 tackles his junior year and 130 tackles his senior year. With the offense averaging 25 passes a game, Douglas anchored an offensive line that only gave up one sack the entire year. He also was honored to serve as captain both his junior and senior years. During his senior year, Douglas led the Centreville Bulldogs to the playoffs for only the second time in school history.
While excelling in football, Douglas also participated in basketball and baseball. He was chosen as team captain for basketball his senior year and played first base on a bulldog team that advanced to the State Quarterfinals in the spring of 2006. Douglas was also active in the National Honor Society, where he served as an officer. He was a member of the student council, a part of Peace Jam, served as a school mentor, and was actively involved at Fish Lake Bible Church and the Youth Group. Through all of this, Douglas maintained a 3.5 GPA.
Douglas thanked, “God first for allowing me to play the game I love.” He thanked his parents, family, and friends, “for all their encouragement through the many memorable seasons of football.” He thanked his teammates, “because without them I wouldn’t have been able to achieve anything.” He was also “grateful for my school and community. They have constantly supported me and my career at Centreville and the football program.” Lastly, Douglas thanked the Centreville football coaching staff for pushing him, “not to be an average player but to be the best that I could be.”
St. Joseph Valley League 1st Team Center, 2005
Kalamazoo Area Player of the Week Linebacker, 2005
All Area Dream Team Center, Sturgis Journal, 2005
St. Joseph Valley League 1st Team Linebacker, 2006
All State Class C Special Mention Center, Detroit Free Press, AP, 2006