Rick Redman
No. 66, 55
Position:Linebacker, Punter
Personal information
Born: (1943-03-07) March 7, 1943 (age 79)
Portland, Oregon
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Seattle (WA) Bishop Blanchet
NFL Draft:1965 / Round: 10 / Pick: 132
AFL Draft:1965 / Round: 5 / Pick: 38
(by the San Diego Chargers)[1]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:100
Fumble recoveries:5
Player stats at NFL.com

Richard Clark Redman (born March 7, 1943) is a retired American football player, a linebacker with the San Diego Chargers for nine seasons, five in the American Football League and four in National Football League.

Early years

Born in Portland, Oregon, Redman attended high school in Seattle, Washington, at Bishop Blanchet (class of 1961).[2] He played right guard and center linebacker under football coach, Mickey Naish. During his junior year, however, he played fullback on offense. He also participated in basketball, track, and wrestling under famed coach, Bill Herber.[3] Redman's outstanding play on the football field earned him high school All-American honors in his senior season in 1960.

Redman played college football nearby at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he was a guard and linebacker under head coach Jim Owens. In his junior season in 1963, he led the Huskies to a Rose Bowl appearance. Redman was a two time All-American,[4] and Academic All-American once, and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1995.[2]

Professional career

Redman was selected in the tenth round of the 1965 NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles and in the fifth round of the AFL draft by the San Diego Chargers. He went with the AFL team and played nine seasons with the Chargers, from 1965 to 1973, and was an AFL All-Star in 1967. In his first three seasons, he was also the punter.

In the World Football League's inaugural 1974 season, he played with the Portland Storm.[5][6]

See also


  1. ^ "1965 AFL Draft". Archived from the original on February 25, 2017. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Peoples, John (January 18, 1995). "UW alum picked for Hall of Fame -- '60s linebacker Redman honored". Seattle Times. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
  3. ^ Pallium (Blanchet yearbook), 1961, p. 68.
  4. ^ "Coaches' All-America includes Berry, Morton". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. November 24, 1964. p. 11.
  5. ^ Cawood, Neil (September 7, 1974). "Big Ben, Roadrunner stir the Storm, 15-8". Eugene Register Guard. Oregon. p. 1B.
  6. ^ "Defense no longer joke in Stars-Storm rematch". The Bulletin. Bend, Oregon. Associated Press. September 10, 1974. p. 9.