Gary Glick

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Gary Glick
Gary Glick 1958.jpg
Glick in 1958
Born (1930-05-14)May 14, 1930
Grant, Nebraska, U.S.
Died February 11, 2015(2015-02-11) (aged 84)
Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.
Position(s) Safety
College Colorado State
NFL Draft 1956 / Round 1/Pick 1
Jersey #(s) 21
Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins
Baltimore Colts
San Diego Chargers

Gary Galen Glick (May 14, 1930 – February 11, 2015) was a professional American football safety who played seven seasons in the National Football League. He was the first overall selection in the 1956 NFL Draft, and the only DB to be picked first overall. Glick attended Colorado State University, where he starred as a quarterback.[1]

Until 1985 he was a head coach for the Norfolk Neptunes and then the Montreal Alouettes before becoming an NFL scout.[2]

Glick died on February 11, 2015, aged 84, at his home in Fort Collins, Colorado, following a stroke.[2]


  1. ^ "Passing of Gary Glick". February 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Obituary,; accessed February 15, 2015.