Dick Todd (American football)

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Dick Todd
No. 41
Defensive back
Punt returner
Personal information
Date of birth: (1914-10-02)October 2, 1914
Place of birth: Thrall, Texas
Date of death: November 9, 1999(1999-11-09) (aged 85)
Place of death: Crowell, Texas
Career information
College: Texas A&M
NFL Draft: 1939 / Round: 5 / Pick: 38
Debuted in 1939
Last played in 1948
Career history

As player

As coach

Career highlights and awards
  • 2&times Pro Bowl selection (1940, 1942)
Career NFL statistics
Offensive yards 3,399
Interceptions 16
Touchdowns 34
Stats at NFL.com

Richard S. Todd (October 2, 1914 – November 9, 1999) was an American football player and coach for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.

During his eight-year playing career between 1939 and 1948, Todd played both offense and defense as a fullback and defensive back. In his career, Todd had 1,573 yards and 11 touchdowns rushing; and 1,826 yards and 20 touchdowns receiving. He also scored two touchdowns on punt returns.

Todd was named interim coach of the Redskins for nine games in the 1951 season, amassing a 5-4 record. Four years later, Todd was named head coach for the final two Midwestern State Mustangs football team seasons in 1955 and 1956 before the program was placed on a 5-year moratorium which would last 32 seasons.[1]

He played college football at Texas A&M University.


  1. The ESPN Pro Football Encyclopedia, Sterling Publishing Co., 2006.