Dick Absher

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Dick Absher
No. 82, 57, 53
Date of birth (1944-04-19) April 19, 1944 (age 72)
Place of birth Washington, D.C.
Career information
Position(s) Linebacker
College Maryland
NFL draft 1967 / Round: 5 / Pick: 125
(By the Philadelphia Eagles)
Career history
As player
1967 Washington Redskins
1967–1968 Atlanta Falcons
1969–1971 New Orleans Saints
1972 Philadelphia Eagles
Career stats

Richard Alfred Absher, Jr. (born April 19, 1944 in Washington, D.C.) is a former American football linebacker (and sometimes kicker) in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, and the Philadelphia Eagles.[1] He played college football at the University of Maryland and was drafted in the fifth round of the 1967 NFL Draft by the Eagles.

Absher played for the New Orleans Saints when Tom Dempsey made his record breaking kick of 63 yards against the Detroit Lions on November 8, 1970.


  1. ^ "Dick Absher". NFL.com. National Football League. Retrieved 3 January 2011.