Dick Leftridge

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Dick Leftridge
No. 31
Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1944-04-14)April 14, 1944
Place of birth: Hinton, West Virginia, United States
Date of death: February 27, 2007(2007-02-27) (aged 62)
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: Hinton High School
College: West Virginia
NFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
AFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 4 / Pick: 26
Debuted in 1966 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Last played in 1966 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 1966
Games Played 4
Rushes / yards 8 / 17
Touchdowns 2
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Jack Richard "Dick" Leftridge (April 14, 1944 - February 27, 2007) was an American football player. He played fullback for a single season in the National Football League (NFL) with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Leftridge was born in Hinton, West Virginia and played college football at West Virginia University (WVU). Along with Roger Alford who entered in the same class, Leftridge was the first African American to play football at WVU.[1]

Leftridge was selected by the Steelers with the third overall selection of the first round of the 1966 NFL Draft.[2] He appeared in only four games in his professional career and his selection is considered by some as the worst draft pick in Steelers history.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loh, Stephanie (January 5, 2010). "Coach who integrated WVU football team dies". The Register-Herald. Retrieved May 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dick Leftridge (PFR bio)". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ "On the Steelers: Williams not the cornerback the Steelers need". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 24, 2011. Retrieved May 23, 2011.