Bobby Douglass

His name is etched in the north dome of KU's Memorial Stadium in bold blue. But orange is probably the color most fans think of when they remember Bobby Douglass - as in Orange Bowl. Bobby was born in El Dorado, Kansas and played for the University of Kansas from 1966 to 1968.


During his senior season in 1968, he led KU to a 9-2 record, a tie for the Big Eight title and a berth in the 1969 Orange Bowl against Penn. Douglas, who was named twice to all-conference honors, was also named to the United Press International and the Kodak All-America teams in 1968.

During that year, he passed for 1,316 yards, including 12 touchdowns. He holds a school record of passing TDs in six consecutive games. Douglas is seventh in career passing yardage in KU history, with 2,817 yards. He's also No. 7 all-time in total yards, with 3,832 yards. And his 39 career touchdowns puts him in the fourth position in that category in KU history. After his senior season, Douglass played in the Senior Bowl, American Bowl (where he was MVP) and the College All-Star Game.

Turning pro, he played for 13 seasons in the NFL with Chicago, San Diego, New Orleans and Green Bay.

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