Dick Favor
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Dick Favor, 1939
Personal information
Born:December 30, 1916
Crescent, Oklahoma
Died:January 16, 1991
Career history

Richard E. Favor (December 30, 1916 - January 16, 1991) was an American football player.

A native of Crescent, Oklahoma, he attended Crescent High School.[1] After high school, he spent a year working as a roughneck for the British-American Oil Company in the Oklahoma City oil field. In the fall of 1936, he enrolled at the University of Oklahoma.[2] He played college football as a back for the Sooners during the 1938 and 1939 seasons.[3] Considered one of the best blocking backs in the country,[4] he led the Sooners to a 16–3–1 combined record during the 1938 and 1939 seasons. After the 1939 season, he was selected to play quarterback for the western squad in the 1940 East-West Shrine Game.[5]

He was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round (17th overall pick) of the 1940 NFL Draft.[6] In March 1940, the Eagles traded their rights to Favor to the Cleveland Rams.[7]

Favor was married in August 1938 to Margaret Sweeney.[8]


  1. ^ "Once a Player But Now a Real Football Star". Logan County News. November 16, 1939 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Dick Favor Is O.U. Freshman". Logan County News. November 5, 1936 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Dick Favor". University of Oklahoma. Retrieved March 21, 2021.
  4. ^ "Oklahoma Players Ask Sports Scribes to Boost 'Cracker: Dick Favor Looks Like All-America in Lists of Blocking Backs". Globe-Gazette. November 3, 1939. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Dick Favor to Quarterback West Team". Los Angeles Times. December 30, 1939 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Favor Has Chance To Play With Philadelphia". Logan County News. December 14, 1939. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Cleveland Rams Sign Dick Favor and Bogden". News-Journal. March 28, 1940 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Dick Favor Marries Illinois Girl Last Aug". The Crescent Times. October 20, 1938. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.