Herb Rich

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Herb Rich
Date of birth (1928-10-07)October 7, 1928
Place of birth Newark, New Jersey, United States
Date of death March 28, 2008(2008-03-28) (aged 79)
Place of death Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Career information
Position(s) Safety
College Vanderbilt
NFL draft 1950 / Round: 6 / Pick: 67
Career history
As player
1950 Baltimore Colts
1951–1953 Los Angeles Rams
1954–1956 New York Giants
Career stats

Richard Herbert Rich (October 7, 1928, in Newark, New Jersey – March 28, 2008) was an American football safety in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts, Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants.[1]

Rich was Jewish.[2] He played college football at Vanderbilt University, as well as basketball and baseball.[3]

Rich was drafted in the sixth round of the 1950 NFL Draft. In his rookie season he averaged 23 yards on 12 punt returns, an NFL record.[4][5][6] He was an All-Pro in 1952.

After his football career ended, Rich was an attorney in Nashville.[3]

Rich died at 79 years of age in 2008.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Herb Rich, former NFL star, dies at 79". Nfl.com. November 18, 2008. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ Day by day in Jewish sports history. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Nashville's Jewish Community. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ Football in Baltimore: history and memorabilia. 2000. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ Get Your Own Damn Beer, I'm Watching the Game!: A Woman's Guide to Loving Pro Football. Rodale. 2005. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 
  6. ^ NFL Football Top 10. DK Pub. 2002. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 

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