|Name Gene Spangler|
College University of Tulsa
|Position(s) Defensive back|
Place of death Sarasota, Florida
|Date of birth (1922-12-17)December 17, 1922|
Date of death December 11, 2010(2010-12-11) (aged 87)
Place of birth Huntington, Arkansas
Eugene Douglas Spangler (December 17, 1922 – December 11, 2010) was a football player played for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League in 1946. He appeared in six games and made four kick returns for 63 yards. He also made one rush attempt for one yard.
He also played minor league baseball in 1946, hitting .282 with 49 hits in 48 games for the Portland Gulls of the New England League.
He was born in Huntington, Arkansas and died in Sarasota, Florida. He attended Coffeyville High School and then University of Tulsa.