Rick Berns

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Rick Berns
No. 36, 40
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1956-02-03) February 3, 1956 (age 63)
Kadena Air Base,
Okinawa, Japan
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Wichita Falls (TX)
NFL Draft:1979 / Round: 3 / Pick: 80
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:255
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Richard Rickey Berns (born February 5, 1956) is a former American football running back in the National Football League. He was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 1979 NFL Draft and later played for the Los Angeles Raiders. In his final season in 1983, the Raiders won Super Bowl XVIII.

Born at Kadena Air Force Base in Japan, he played high school football in Texas at Wichita Falls and college football at Nebraska under head coach Tom Osborne.[1][2]

After football, Berns returned to Texas and worked in construction management in San Antonio.[3]


  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/BernRi00.htm
  2. ^ Looney, Douglas S. (November 1978). "Nebraska was on the loose". Sports Illustrated. p. 22.
  3. ^ Rasmussen, Butch (November 7, 2015). "A Husker remembers his great moments". North Platte Telegraph. (Nebraska). Retrieved December 26, 2018.

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