Dan Dickel

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Dan Dickel
No. 55
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1952-08-24) August 24, 1952 (age 64)
Place of birth: Fort Riley, Kansas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Wellman (IA) Mid-Prairie
College: Iowa
NFL Draft: 1974 / Round: 7 / Pick: 170
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 60
Interceptions: 1
Fumble recoveries: 2
Player stats at NFL.com

Daniel Lee Dickel (born August 24, 1952) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He played linebacker/defensive end for the University of Iowa before being selected by the Baltimore Colts in the 1974 NFL Draft.

Early life[edit]

Dickel attended Mid-Prairie High School in Wellman, Iowa. After high school Dickel attended the University of Iowa. He was named the Hawkeyes team MVP in 1972 as well as leading the Hawkeyes in tackles for loss in 1972 and 1973. Dickel also was honored as being a co-captain in 1973 for Iowa.

Professional career[edit]

Dickel spent five seasons in the NFL, four with the Baltimore Colts from 1974 to 1977, in which he played all 56 of the team's games, and one with the Detroit Lions in 1978. After playing every game from 1974-1977 with the Colts, Dickel played in only four games in 1978 for the Lions.

Coaching career[edit]

Currently Dickel is the head football coach at Highland High School in Riverside, Iowa. He also served previously as head coach at West High School in Iowa City, Iowa, as well as head coach at Kewanee High School in Kewanee, Illinois. He also served briefly as an assistant coach at both Regina and City High Schools in Iowa City. He served as an assistant coach for the West Liberty High School football team in West Liberty, Iowa.

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