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|Date of birth:September 21, 1946|
|Place of birth: Lynwood, California|
|High school: Bradenton (FL) Manatee|
|NFL Draft: 1968 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83|
|Debuted in 1968 for the Buffalo Bills|
|Last played in 1969 for the San Diego Chargers|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1969
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Richard Earl Trapp (born September 21, 1946) is an American former college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in the American Football League (AFL) for two seasons during the late 1960s. Trapp played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, played professionally for the Buffalo Bills and San Diego Chargers of the AFL.
Trapp accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Ray Graves' Florida Gators football team from 1965 to 1967. In three seasons as a starting wide receiver for the Gators, he totaled 1,783 receiving yards, and compiled eight games where he caught passes for 100 yards or more. Memorably, in 1966 he caught passes for 148 yards against the Auburn Tigers, and 150 yards against the Ole Miss Rebels; in 1967, he compiled 171 receiving yards against the Georgia Bulldogs. Trapp was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection in 1966 and 1967, and the recipient of the Gators' Fergie Ferguson Award in 1967. He also played for coach Dave Fuller's Florida Gators baseball team in 1967 and 1968.
Trapp graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in 1969, and a law degree in 1974, and was later inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame.
The Buffalo Bills selected Trapp in the third round (83rd pick overall) of the 1968 combined draft, and he played for the Bills during the 1968 season. During his one year with the Bills, he played in all fourteen games, and caught twenty-four passes for 235 yards. During his second season, he saw limited action with the San Diego Chargers in eight games. He finished his professional football career with twenty-six receptions for 274 yards.
Life after football
Trapp is a practicing attorney in Orlando, Florida.
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- National Football League, Historical Players, Richard Trapp. Retrieved September 11, 2011.
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