Gordon Douglas "Doug" Nettles (born August 13, 1951 in Panama City, Florida) is a former professional American football defensive back.
High School All-American from Rutherford High, Panama City, Florida. Once ran for 315 yards and five TD's against Woodam High whose QB was David Lee, former Miami Dolphins quarterbacks coach.
Nettles played college football at Vanderbilt University and was a member of the 1974 Vanderbilt Commodores football team that played in the 1974 Peach Bowl.
Nettles played cornerback for seven seasons for the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants of the National Football League. Nettles lives in Silver Spring Md. with daughter Asia Nettles. Asia ran track for St John's University and was part of the 4 x 200 team that set a school record at the Penn Relays.
He is now a history teacher at Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland.
By Dean Hanley
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