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|Position:||Center / Guard|
|Born:||May 21, 1958|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||273 lb (124 kg)|
|High school:||Medina (OH) Highland|
|College:||North Carolina State|
|NFL Draft:||1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
James Alexander Ritcher (born May 21, 1958) is an American former professional football player who was an offensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) for sixteen seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. Ritcher played college football for North Carolina State University, and received All-American honors. He was picked in the first round of the 1980 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Falcons of the NFL.
He attended North Carolina State University, and played for the NC State Wolfpack football team from 1976 to 1979. As a senior in 1979, he was a consensus first-team was an All-American and won the Outland Trophy as the nation's best college interior lineman.
In the National Football League, Ritcher was moved to guard from center by the Buffalo Bills, for whom he played fourteen seasons. He started in all four Super Bowl appearances of the Bills (Super Bowl XXV, Super Bowl XXVI, Super Bowl XXVII, and Super Bowl XXVIII) and was selected to two Pro Bowls. He finished his career with the Atlanta Falcons.
Life after football
- Kaipust, Rich (9 January 2014). "Outland Trophy throwback winner Ritcher rolled with the punches, excelled". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
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