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Ted Doyle

Ted Doyle
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1914-01-12)January 12, 1914
Place of birth: Curtis, Nebraska
Date of death: October 6, 2006(2006-10-06) (aged 92)
Career information
College: Nebraska
NFL Draft: 1938 / Round: 8 / Pick: 68
Debuted in 1938
Last played in 1945
Career history

Career highlights and awards

  • Nebraska Football Hall of Fame, 1990
Career NFL statistics

Theodore Dennison Doyle (January 12, 1914 – October 6, 2006) was a professional football player who played in the National Football League from 1938 until 1945. He is best known for playing guard for the Pittsburgh Pirates and as they would later be known as, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Doyle also played for both of the merger teams the Steelers would be involved in. In 1943 the Steelers merged their team with the Philadelphia Eagles to form what sportwriters would call the "Steagles". The two teams merged due to manning shortages that were felt league-wide due to World War II. A year later the Steelers merged their team again, this time with the Chicago Cardinals to form "Card-Pitt". When he wasn't playing football, Doyle worked six days a week at the Westinghouse Electric Company during the war. It was later discovered that he had a small part in the Manhattan Project, America's effort to build the atomic bomb.[1]

Decades later Doyle referred to his time with Card-Pitt as "a strange time". He was spending six days a week working for Westinghouse on war projects, and then on Sunday he would play football. He stated that playing for Card-Pitt was not a lot of fun and said sometimes that only a couple hundred people would show up for a game. According to Doyle, many players kept hoping that the war would finally end because once it did, all player contracts would become void.[2]

Once the war ended, Doyle played one last season, for the Steelers.

Prior to his professional career, Doyle played college football at the University of Nebraska from 1935 until 1937. He was later inducted into the school's football hall of fame in 1990. He died in 2006 of heart respiratory disease.[3]


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