Richard Trapp

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Richard Trapp
No. 28, 44
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1946-09-21) September 21, 1946 (age 73)
Lynwood, California
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school:Bradenton (FL) Manatee
NFL Draft:1968 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1969
Games played:22
Receiving yards:274
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Richard Earl Trapp (born September 21, 1946) is an American former college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in the American Football League (AFL) for two seasons during the late 1960s. Trapp played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, played professionally for the Buffalo Bills and San Diego Chargers of the AFL.

Early years[edit]

He was born in Lynwood, California.[1] Trapp attended Manatee High School in Bradenton, Florida,[2] where he was a standout high school football player for the Manatee Hurricanes.

College career[edit]

Trapp accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Ray Graves' Florida Gators football team from 1965 to 1967.[3] In three seasons as a starting wide receiver for the Gators, he totaled 1,783 receiving yards, and compiled eight games in which he caught passes for 100 yards or more.[3] In 1966 he caught passes for 148 yards against the Auburn Tigers, and 150 yards against the Ole Miss Rebels; in 1967, he compiled 171 receiving yards against the Georgia Bulldogs.[3] Trapp was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection in 1966 and 1967, and the recipient of the Gators' Fergie Ferguson Award in 1967.[3] He also played for coach Dave Fuller's Florida Gators baseball team in 1967 and 1968.

Trapp graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in 1969, and a law degree in 1974, and he was later inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame.[4]

Professional career[edit]

The Buffalo Bills selected Trapp in the third round (83rd pick overall) of the 1968 combined draft,[5] and he played for the Bills during the 1968 season.[6] During his one year with the Bills, he played in all 14 games, catching 24 passes for 235 yards.[1] During his second season, he saw limited action with the San Diego Chargers in eight games.[1] He finished his professional football career with 26 receptions for 274 yards.[6]

Life after football[edit]

Trapp is a practicing attorney in Orlando, Florida.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c, Players, Richard Trapp. Retrieved September 11, 2011.
  2. ^, Players, Richard Trapp Archived November 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved September 11, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived April 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 96, 98, 103, 143–145, 148, 150, 164, 186 (2011). Retrieved September 11, 2011.
  4. ^ F Club, Hall of Fame, Gator Greats. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  5. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1968 National Football League / American Football League Draft. Retrieved March 19, 2012.
  6. ^ a b National Football League, Historical Players, Richard Trapp. Retrieved September 11, 2011.


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