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Gary Glick
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Glick in 1958
No. 26, 21, 47, 43
Personal information
Born:(1930-05-14)May 14, 1930
Grant, Nebraska
Died:February 11, 2015(2015-02-11) (aged 84)
Fort Collins, Colorado
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:La Porte (CO)
College:Colorado State
NFL Draft:1956 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at · PFR

Gary Galen Glick (May 14, 1930 – February 11, 2015) was a professional American football safety who played six seasons in the National Football League before he concluded his career in the American Football League for one season. He was the number one overall selection in the 1956 NFL Draft. To date, Glick is still the only defensive back ever to be picked first overall in any NFL draft.

Glick attended Colorado State University (then known as Colorado A&M), where in addition to defensive back, he also starred at quarterback and linebacker and served as a place-kicker for the Rams.[1]

Until 1985 he was a head coach for the Norfolk Neptunes and then as Offensive Coordinator for the Montreal Alouettes before becoming an NFL scout.[2]

Glick died on February 11, 2015, aged 84, at his home in Fort Collins, Colorado, following a stroke.[2]


  1. ^ "Passing of Gary Glick". February 12, 2015. Archived from the original on February 14, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Obituary,; accessed February 15, 2015.