Doug McNichol

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Doug McNichol
Born: (1930-03-29)March 29, 1930
St. Catharines, Ontario
Died: February 15, 2012(2012-02-15) (aged 81)
Mississauga, Ontario
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) DE
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 250 lb (110 kg)
University Western Ontario
CFL draft 1953 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Drafted by Montreal Alouettes
Career history
As player
19531960 Montreal Alouettes
19611963 Toronto Argonauts
1967 Bramalea Satellites (ORFU)
CFL East All-Star 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959

Douglas Stewart McNichol (March 29, 1930 – February 15, 2012) was a professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes and the Toronto Argonauts. After playing college football at the University of Western Ontario, McNichol was drafted first overall by the Alouettes in the first ever Canadian College Draft in 1953 and spent his entire 11-year CFL career as a defensive lineman.[1] McNichol won East All-Star honours in 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958 and 1959.

He played for the Bramalea Satellites Ontario Rugby Football Union intermediate team in 1967.[2]


  1. ^ MacDonald, Ian (19 February 2012). "Funeral Monday for first ever CFL draft pick McNichol". Postmedia News. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Shank, Ray (13 November 1967). "Bramalea Ousts Ramblers 33-13". The Montreal Gazette. Montreal QC. p. 37. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
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