This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.Find sources: "Dick Wildung" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (January 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Dick Wildung
Wildung on a 1950 Bowman football card
No. 45
Position:Tackle
Personal information
Born:(1921-08-16)August 16, 1921
Scotland, South Dakota
Died:March 15, 2006(2006-03-15) (aged 84)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:221 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Luverne (MN)
College:Minnesota
NFL Draft:1943 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Richard Kay Wildung (August 16, 1921 – March 15, 2006) was an American football tackle in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers. Wildung attended the University of Minnesota, where he was a two-time consensus All-American as a tackle following the 1941 and 1942 seasons. He was elected as captain of the team. While in college he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.[1] He served in World War II as a Navy lieutenant on a PT boat in the Pacific Ocean from 1943 through 1945.

Wildung was drafted in the first round of the 1943 NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers and played with the team from 1946–51 and in 1953. He played in the Pro Bowl following the 1951 season.[2]

In 1957, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and in 1973 he was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame.

References

  1. ^ Fraternity affiliation noted in the Minnesota Gopher yearbook of 1942, p.93.
  2. ^ "Dick Wildung". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 23, 2016.