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Dick Alban

American football player

Richard Herbert Alban (January 17, 1929 – April 8, 2016) was an American football defensive back. He played eight seasons for the Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). Alban played college football at Northwestern University, where he was used at halfback and on defense.[1]

Dick Alban
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No. 42
Position:Defensive back
Personal information
Born:(1929-01-17)January 17, 1929
Hanover, Pennsylvania
Died:April 8, 2016(2016-04-08) (aged 87)
Newtown Township, Pennsylvania
Career information
High school:La Porte (IN)
College:Northwestern
NFL Draft:1952 / Round: 9 / Pick: 103
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:96
Interceptions:30
Fumble recoveries:6
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Alban was drafted in the ninth round of the 1952 NFL Draft and started all 12 games for the Redskins his rookie year. His best season came in 1954, where he finished second in the league in interceptions with nine and was selected to his only Pro Bowl. He was traded to the Steelers in 1956 and retired after the 1959 campaign.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Cats Claw Colgate". The Dubuque Telegraph-Herald. Associated Press. November 19, 1949. p. 19. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  2. "Janowitz Late for East Drills". Ludington Daily News. Associated Press. December 21, 1951. p. 7. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  3. "Weatherall and Alban Added to North Roster". The Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. December 10, 1951. p. 23. Retrieved 29 June 2013.