Dick Poillon

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Dick Poillon
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Poillon on a 1948 Bowman football card
No. 25
Position: Halfback
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: August 13, 1920
Place of birth: Queens, New York
Date of death: November 14, 1994(1994-11-14) (aged 74)
Place of death: West Palm Beach, Florida
Career information
College: Canisius
Undrafted: 1942
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 535
Punting yards: 5,804
Touchdowns: 10
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Richard Charles Poillon (August 13, 1920 – November 14, 1994) was an American football halfback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins. He scored a career 247 points and was the Redskin's lead scorer for three years. Poillon was voted one of the Redskin's "Top 100 players" of all time by a poll in the Washington Post. He held the old record of 93 yards (on a lateral) Pick Off, Run On vs. the Philadelphia Eagles set on November 21, 1948 (broken December 26, 1987). He attended Canisius College.