Dan Dickel

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Dan Dickel
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1952-08-24) August 24, 1952 (age 62)
Career information
NFL Draft: 1974 / Round: 7 / Pick: 170
Debuted in 1974
Last played in 1978
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played 60
Interceptions 1
Fumble recoveries 2
Stats at NFL.com

Daniel Lee Dickel (born August 24, 1952 in Fort Riley, Kansas) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He played linebacker/defensive end for the University of Iowa before being selected by the Baltimore Colts in the 1974 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Dickel attended Mid-Prairie High School in Wellman, Iowa. After high school Dickel attended the University of Iowa. He was named the Hawkeyes team MVP in 1972 as well as leading the Hawkeyes in tackles for loss in 1972 and 1973. Dickel also was honored as being a co-captain in 1973 for Iowa.


Dickel spent four seasons from 1974 to 1977 with the Baltimore Colts appearing in 56 games. His final NFL season was spent with the Detroit Lions in 1978. He played in only four games that season with the Lions.


Currently Dickel is the head football coach at Highland High School in Riverside, Iowa. He also served previously as head coach at West High School in Iowa City, Iowa, as well as head coach at Kewanee High School in Kewanee, Illinois. He also served briefly as an assistant coach at both Regina and City High Schools in Iowa City. He served as an assistant coach for the West Liberty High School football team in West Liberty, Iowa.

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