Dallas native Doug English began his football career at Bryan Adams High School where he was a member of Coach & Athlete Magazine's Prep All-America team. The 6'5", 255 lb. English was a two-time All-SWC defensive tackle at the University of Texas in 1973 and 1974 and was also selected to the All-America team as a senior in 1974. He helped lead Coach Royal's Longhorns to SWC titles in 1972 & 1973 and was later voted to the University of Texas All-Century Team. English played 10 seasons in the NFL with the Detroit Lions from 1975-1985 (he briefly retired for the 1980 season). He made All-Pro four-times (1978, 1981, 1982, 1983) and was also selected to play in four Pro Bowls (1979, 1982-1984). English had 59 career sacks including 13 in 1983. That season Detroit's "Silver Rush" defense helped the team win its first NFC central division title. During his 131 game professional career he recorded a record four safeties. English is a member of the Detroit Lions All-Time Team and was inducted in the University of Texas Hall of Honor in 1986. He is also a member of the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame (1997). In 2000 he started the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation. English was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011 and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.