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Rick Norton
No. 11
Born:(1943-11-16)November 16, 1943
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Died:July 25, 2013(2013-07-25) (aged 69)
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Career information
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight200 lb (91 kg)
AFL draft1966, Round: 1, Pick: 2
Drafted byMiami Dolphins
NFL draft1966, Round: 2, Pick: 25
Drafted byCleveland Browns
Career history
As player
(1966–1969)AFL Miami Dolphins
(1970)NFL Green Bay Packers
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Passing yards1,815
Passer rating30.0

Richard Eugene Norton (November 16, 1943 – July 25, 2013) was an American collegiate and professional football quarterback. He played college football at the University of Kentucky and professionally with the American Football League (AFL)'s Miami Dolphins (1966–1969), and one game for the National Football League (NFL)'s Green Bay Packers (1970).[1] He died of natural causes on July 25, 2013.

Norton holds the distinction of throwing the last professional touchdown pass at Wrigley Field. It came on a 29-yard pass to John Hilton in the fourth quarter of a 35-17 Chicago Bears victory over Norton's Packers on December 13, 1970.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Rick Norton Stats". Retrieved October 20, 2023.
  2. ^ "Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears - December 13, 1970". Retrieved October 20, 2023.