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Douglas Walter Plank (born March 4, 1953 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania) is a former American football safety in the NFL. He spent his entire eight year career with the Chicago Bears. He attended Ohio State University, and Norwin High School in North Huntingdon, PA. He was named the head coach of the Georgia Force of the Arena Football League in 2005, following a tenure as the defensive coordinator for the Arizona Rattlers under Danny White. Plank was named the AFL's Coach of the Year in 2005 as he led Georgia to ArenaBowl XIX in his first year at the helm. March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... Greensburg is a city located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 15,889. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Defensive back (DB) is a player in American football whose role is primarily pass coverage; that is, the defensive back will stay near a receiver and try to deflect or intercept any passes thrown to him. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner McCaskey Family General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear Local radio Flagship stations: WBBM (780 AM) Announcers: Jeff Joniak... The Ohio State University is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Ohio. ... Conference National Division Southern Year founded 2001 Home arena Philips Arena City, State Atlanta, Georgia Wild card titles 1: 2003 Division titles 1: 2005 Conference titles 1: 2005 ArenaBowl championships none The Georgia Force is in no way related to the San Antonio Force, which was an Arena Football League... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... A defensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at other levels of American football) who is in charge of the defense. ... Conference American Division Western Year founded 1992 Home arena US Airways Center City, State Phoenix, Arizona Wild card titles 8: 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 Division titles 5: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004 Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships 2: 1994, 1997 Arizona Rattlers are an Arena Football... Danny White is an American football coach in the Arena Football League and also occasionally appears as an analyst on broadcasts of college football games. ... Date June 12, 2005 Arena Thomas & Mack Center City Las Vegas, Nevada Attendance 10,822 Offensive Player of the Game Willis Marshall, WR/DB, Colorado Defensive Player of the Game Ahmad Hawkins, DS, Colorado Ironman of the Game Willis Marshall, WR/DB, Colorado Winning Coach Mike Dailey Losing Coach Doug...


The famous 46 Defense run by the Chicago Bears of the 1980s was named in honor of Doug Plank's jersey number. Plank was a favorite of Bears defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan for his hard hitting and aggressive style. Plank was considered one of the hardest hitting safeties in the game (1975-81). Buddy Ryan (James David Ryan, born February 17, 1934) is a former American football coach. ...


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Where are they now: Doug Plank (891 words)
When Doug Plank was a senior at Norwin High School he wanted to play football at Penn State in the worst way.
Plank went on to earn three varsity letters as a defensive back at Ohio State under Woody Hayes.
Plank, 48 and a 1971 graduate of Norwin, lives in Scottsdale, Ariz., with his wife, Nancy.
Hull Repair (5530 words)
All of the new hull planking, inner transom planking, inner bulwarks planking, and the 3/4” thick tongue-and-groove foredeck underlayment are of quarter-sawn, (vertical grain) air-dried select Douglas fir, being entirely free of heartwood, sap wood, knots, ring or wind shake, and averaging less than 16 annual rings per inch.
Several teak planks were removed, and the 1/2” plywood underlayment was found to be severely rotted and delaminated to such an extent that one could separate the plies as easily as a deck of cards.
Fitting new planks alongside the existing planking proved to be somewhat difficult, for instead of fair, flowing plank lines, we were faced with ones that resembled highway 33, most notably on the port side.
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