Dick Absher

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Dick Absher
No. 82, 57, 53
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1944-04-19) April 19, 1944 (age 73)
Place of birth: Washington, D.C.
Career information
College: Maryland
NFL Draft: 1967 / Round: 5 / Pick: 125
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Richard Alfred Absher, Jr. (born April 19, 1944) 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.