Dick Wood

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Dick Wood
Date of birth: (1936-02-29) February 29, 1936 (age 79)
Place of birth: Lanett, Alabama
Career information
Position(s): Quarterback
Uniform number: 12, 19
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 1959 / Round: 12 / Pick: 144
As player:
AFL San Diego Chargers
AFL Denver Broncos
AFL New York Jets
AFL Oakland Raiders
AFL Miami Dolphins
Career stats
TD-INT 51-71
Yards 7,153
QB Rating 52.9
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Malcolm Richard "Dick" Wood (born February 29, 1936 in Lanett, Alabama) is a former American football quarterback who played at Auburn before being drafted by the NFL Baltimore Colts in 1959. He never played for the Colts, and signed with the American Football League's Denver Broncos as a free agent in 1962. After his player career ended, Wood served as an assistant coach in collegiate football and the NFL for over 4 decades.[1]

Dick played for five different AFL teams during his football career,[2] the only player to do so.

Assistant Coach Career[edit]


Dick Wood was the first quarterback to throw for a touchdown at Shea Stadium [3]

He completed 522 career passes for 51 touchdowns and 71 interceptions.[2]

In 1966, his only season with the Miami Dolphins, Wood posted the then-worst all-time completion percentage for a season (minimum 200 attempts),[4] surpassed only by Gary Marangi of the 1976 Buffalo Bills.


  1. ^ http://www.fanbase.com/Dick-Wood
  2. ^ a b Dick Wood Statistics - Pro-Football-Reference.com
  3. ^ MSNsportsNET Legends
  4. ^ Pro-football-reference.com blog » Fun QBs

See also[edit]

Preceded by
Dick Vermeil
Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator
Succeeded by
Ted Marchibroda