Dick Woodard
No. 51, 56
Personal information
Born:(1926-07-26)July 26, 1926
Britt, Iowa
Died:August 24, 2019(2019-08-24) (aged 93)
Clinton, Iowa
Career information
High school:Fort Dodge (Iowa)
NFL Draft:1948 / Round: 21 / Pick: 186
(by the New York Giants)
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played:47
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Richard Ernest Woodard (July 26, 1926 – August 24, 2019) was an American football center in the National Football League for the New York Giants and Washington Redskins. Woodard also played in the All-America Football Conference for the Los Angeles Dons.[1]

Woodward was born in Britt, Iowa. He played college football at the University of Iowa and was drafted in the 21st round of the 1948 NFL Draft by the Giants.[2] In 1948, Woodard was an honorable mention selection for the All-Big Nine team.[3] He died on August 24, 2019 at the age of 93.[4]


  1. ^ Palmer, Pete; Pullis, Ken; Lahman, Sean; Silverman, Matthew; Gillette, Gary. The ESPN Pro Football Encyclopedia: First Edition, p. 743. ESPN Books, 2006. ISBN 978-1-4027-4216-3.
  2. ^ Palmer et al., p. 1389.
  3. ^ Einstein, Charles. "INS Experts Name All-Big Nine Team". The News and Courier (Charleston, S.C.), November 21, 1948, p. One-D. Retrieved on July 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "Former NFL player Dick Woodard passes away at 93". NFL.com.