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Rick Redman

Rick Redman

American football player
Rick Redman
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Intro American football player
Is American football player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 7 March 1943
Age 77 years
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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). 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. 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, and Academic All-American once, and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1995.

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.

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