Doug Chapman, is a retired NFL running back who joined The American Sports Network in July of 2015 as a studio host and football expert. The Chesterfield, VA native played his college football at Marshall University where he rushed for over 4,000 yards and tallied 60 total touchdowns helping the Thundering Herd compile a 50-4 record during his time in Huntington. Chapman, a 3rd round pick (88th overall) of the Minnesota Vikings in the 2000 NFL draft would go on to be reunited with college teammate Randy Moss and help the Vikings advance to the 2000 NFC Championship game.
In his first NFL start in 2001, Chapman rushed for 91 yards against rival Green Bay having only a penalty negate his first 100 yard performance. After 4 seasons in Minnesota, Chapman went on to the San Diego Chargers where he spent a season before suffering a career ending injury. Post NFL, Chapman dove head first into a career in sports media. While writing a weekly column for the NFLPA he spent his weekends as a color analyst for ESPN's national football broadcasts for 4 seasons.
He moved to CBS to serve in the same capacity for 2 years, then onto Campus Insiders and 120 Sports in Chicago where he provided daily content for both networks. Chapman's last stop before ASN was at the Big Ten Network as an in-studio analyst and appeared weekly on the Big Ten And Beyond show. Doug Chapman's unquestioned experience, knowledge, and creative spin on topics make him one of the most respected voices in the industry.
Chapman spends his free time crushing people in Scrabble and clearing Jeopardy boards.