Dick Leftridge

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Dick Leftridge
No. 31
Position: Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1944-04-14)April 14, 1944
Place of birth: Hinton, West Virginia, United States
Date of death: February 27, 2007(2007-02-27) (aged 62)
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: Hinton High School
College: West Virginia
NFL draft: 1966 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
AFL draft: 1966 / Round: 4 / Pick: 26
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games Played: 4
Rushes / yards: 8 / 17
Touchdowns: 2
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Jack Richard "Dick" Leftridge (April 14, 1944 – February 27, 2007) was an American football player. He played fullback for a single season in the National Football League (NFL) with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Leftridge was born in Hinton, West Virginia and played college football at West Virginia University (WVU). Along with Roger Alford who entered in the same class, Leftridge was the first African American to play football at WVU.[1]

  • 1963: 79 carries for 393 yards and 5 TD. 10 catches for 89 yards and 2 TD.[2]
  • 1964: 125 carries for 534 yards and 5 TD. 3 catches for 23 yards.
  • 1965: 144 carries for 744 yards and 8 TD. 9 catches for 77 yards and 1 TD.

Leftridge was selected by the Steelers with the third overall selection of the first round of the 1966 NFL Draft.[3] He appeared in only four games in his professional career and his selection is considered by some as the worst draft pick in Steelers history.[4]

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