Doug Wycoff was born in St. Louis on September 16, 1903 and attended Little Rock Central High School. He played baseball and football, as a halfback and did the punting, at Georgia Tech, where he was All-Southern three times and an All American in 1924. He was also captain of the team in his senior year and played in the East-West College All Star Game. Doug was also a collegiate wrestler and won the Florida Heavyweight Championship.

Doug played professional football with the Newark Bears in the first American Football League. Then he played for the undefeated New York Giants in 1927 and again in 1931, the Staten Island Stapletons in 1929, 1930 and 1932 and the Boston Redskins in 1934. With the Redskins he played fullback and ran for 326 yards scored one touchdown. He also completed six passes for 93 yards, threw one interception. He finished his pro career playing for the Boston Shamrocks in the second AFL. After his football career, Doug became a professional wrestler.

Doug Wycoff was elected to the Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame as well as the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. He passed away on October 27, 1981, at age 78, in Atlanta.