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|Date of birth:February 29, 1968|
|Place of birth: North Fort Myers, Florida|
|High school: Fort Myers High School|
|College: University of Florida|
|NFL Draft: 1991 / Round: 6 / Pick: 157|
|Debuted in 1991 for the Cincinnati Bengals|
|Last played in 1992 for the Chicago Bears|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Richard Alexander Fain (born February 29, 1968) is an American former college and professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for two seasons during the early 1990s. Fain played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Cincinnati Bengals, Phoenix Cardinals and Chicago Bears of the NFL.
Fain Accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Galen Hall and coach Steve Spurrier's Florida Gators football teams from 1987 to 1990. He had ten interceptions in four seasons, and received first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) honors in 1989 and 1990, and was also a second-team All-American in 1989 and 1990. Memorably, in 1990, he recovered a punt blocked by Jimmy Spencer, and returned it twenty-five yards for a touchdown—the margin of victory in the Gators' 17–13 victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Fain graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport sciences in 1990.
The Cincinnati Bengals selected Fain in the sixth round (157th pick overall) of the 1991 NFL Draft, and he played for the Bengals and Phoenix Cardinals during the 1991 season. He played his second and final year in the NFL for the Chicago Bears in 1992. In Fain's two-season NFL career, he played in twenty-four regular season games and started eight of them.
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- Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Richard Fain. Retrieved March 10, 2011.
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- Nash, Noel, ed., The Gainesville Sun Presents The Greatest Moments in Florida Gators Football, Sports Publishing, Inc., Champaign, Illinois (1998). ISBN 1-57167-196-X.