Dick Szymanski

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Dick Szymanski
Date of birth: (1932-10-07) October 7, 1932 (age 81)
Place of birth: Toledo, Ohio
Career information
Position(s): Center, Guard
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1955 / Round: 2 / Pick 16
As player:
1955-1968 Baltimore Colts
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 3
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Richard "Dick" Szymanski (born October 7, 1932) was a center who played fourteen seasons with the Baltimore Colts in the National Football League. Szymanski attended the University of Notre Dame and Libbey High School.

In a 13-year pro career, all with Baltimore, he was All-Pro three times and played on three championship teams, ending his career in Super Bowl III in 1969. In 1962, he switched from linebacker to center and became known as “Johnny Unitas” center. He was named center on the Colts Silver Anniversary Team in 1977. After his retirement, Szymanski remained with the Baltimore organization for 14 more years as scout, personnel director, coach and executive vice president and general manager. He was executive director of the NFL Alumni in 1991-92. Szymansli was unducted into the National Polish American Sports Hall of Fame on June 9, 1994 Template:Http://polishsportshof.com/inductees/football/dick-szymanski/