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Demario Douglas 10th Flames Football player to be drafted by NFL

June 22, 2023

Former Flames receiver Demario Douglas was selected by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the 2023 NFL Draft.

Douglas became the 10th Flame to be taken in the draft and the third within the last four years, joining Malik Willis (2022, third round/Tennessee Titans) and Antonio Gandy-Golden (2020, fourth round/Washington Redskins).

Douglas finished his career with 172 receptions for 2,193 yards and 16 touchdowns, including 79 catches for 993 yards in his senior season.

Following the 2023 NFL Draft, outside linebacker and defensive end Durrell Johnson signed a contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

Douglas and Johnson join a growing list of former Liberty Football players who are currently in professional leagues. Four former Flames are in the NFL, with another four participating in leagues such as the Canadian Football League and the United States Football League.

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