Dick Plasman
Personal information
Born:(1914-04-06)April 6, 1914
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Died:June 23, 1981(1981-06-23) (aged 67)
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school:Miami (FL)
NFL Draft:1937 / Round: 3 / Pick: 28
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:1,083
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Herbert Gustave "Dick" Plasman (April 6, 1914 – June 23, 1981) was a professional American football player who played running back for eight seasons for the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cardinals. He is notably the last player in the NFL to play a game without a helmet.[1] He did so in the 1940 NFL Championship game on December 8, 1940.


  1. ^ NEA (October 31, 1974). "Last man to play without helmet has hole in his head". Southeast Missourian. Retrieved April 20, 2013.