BioDemetrius Douglas is a Southside Atlanta native. He attended Lakeshore High School, where he
received All-American honors for his play on the football field and the basketball court. Upon
graduation from high school, Demetrius attended the University of Georgia where he was a
Defensive Linebacker under legendary coach Vince Dooley. While at the University of
Georgia, he received All-American honors in football. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science
in Education and a minor in Marketing. Following his graduation from the University of
Georgia, he played briefly for the New York Jets, Washington Redskins, and the Calgary
After retiring from professional football, Demetrius entered the financial field as a mortgage
broker. He has been in the industry for 15 years and over the last five years has owned and
operated his own business. In addition to his work as a mortgage broker, Demetrius is currently
the linebacker coach for Grady High School. On top of his many professional pursuits
Demetrius is heavily involved in his community through his church, Word of Faith Family
In July of 2012 Demetrius was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives to represent the
citizens of the 78th District. The district includes parts of Clayton and Henry Counties.
Demetrius has been happily married to his wife Veda for 14 years and they have two lovely
daughters, Destiny, 11, and Demi, 9.