Dick Capp

Richard Francis Capp (born April 9, 1942) is an American former American football tight end and linebacker in the National Football League. He is from Portland, Maine.[1]

Dick Capp
No. 88, 67
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born:April 9, 1942 (age 76)
Portland, Maine
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school:Portland (ME) Deering
College:Boston College
AFL draft:1966 / Round: 17 / Pick: 147
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • NFL Champion (1967)
  • Super Bowl champion (II)
Career NFL statistics
Games played:16
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Career

Capp played with the Green Bay Packers during the 1967 NFL season. As such, he was a member of the Super Bowl II Champion Packers. He had previously been drafted in the seventeenth round of the 1966 AFL Draft by the Boston Patriots. The following season, he played with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He played football and basketball at Worcester Academy graduating in 1961 and at the collegiate level at Boston College.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/C/CappDi20.htm
  2. ^ http://www.nfl.com/players/dickcapp/profile?id=CAP319455
1966 American Football League draft

The 1966 American Football League draft was held on Saturday, November 27, 1965. The AFL added the Miami Dolphins as an expansion team in 1966 to bring its total to nine franchises for its seventh season. The only Hall of Famer to come out of this draft was Jan Stenerud, who was picked by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the Red Shirt portion of the draft.

This was the last competitive draft of the American Football League before the AFL–NFL merger agreement, which was announced in June 1966. The next draft of college players in 1967 was a common draft, held in mid-March.

The 1966 NFL Draft was held the same day, November 27, 1965.

1967 Green Bay Packers season

The 1967 Green Bay Packers season was their 49th season overall and their 47th season in the National Football League and resulted in a 9–4–1 record and a victory in Super Bowl II. The team beat the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL Championship Game, a game commonly known as the "Ice Bowl," which marked the second time the Packers had won an NFL-record third consecutive NFL championship, having also done so in 1931 under team founder Curly Lambeau. In the playoff era (since 1933), it remains the only time a team has won three consecutive NFL titles.

The Packers were led by ninth-year head coach Vince Lombardi and veteran quarterback Bart Starr, in his twelfth season. Green Bay's victory in Super Bowl II over the Oakland Raiders was the fifth world championship for the Packers under Lombardi and the last game he coached for the Packers.

1968 Pittsburgh Steelers season

The 1968 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the team's 36th in the National Football League.

1968 continued the team's descent in the NFL's basement, finishing with a second league-worst 2–11–1 record (eagles 2-12) and the dismissal of head coach Bill Austin at the end of the season, leading to the eventual hiring of Chuck Noll. To this date, Austin is the last head coach to be fired by the Steelers.

The season is notable in that the Steelers had their last tied game before the NFL adopted the overtime rule in regular-season games in 1974 in Week 9 against the St. Louis Cardinals in a 28–28 stalemate; that game actually was the deciding game in the NFL Century Division that season, as the Cardinals had swept the Cleveland Browns but finished the season 9–4–1, 1/2 game behind the 10–4 Browns. Since that game, the Steelers have only had two tied games, both happening after the overtime rule took effect.

In addition, the Steelers lost to the Baltimore Colts at home, 41–7, in Week 3, as the Colts went on to play in Super Bowl III, in which they were upset by the AFL's New York Jets. After that loss, the Steelers would go another 40 years before losing to the Colts at home again, winning 12 straight (including three postseason meetings, among them the now-famous 1995 AFC Championship game as well as the 1975 Divisional Playoff Game that saw the introduction of the Terrible Towel) before losing to the now-Indianapolis Colts, 24–20, on November 10, 2008.

Capp (surname)

Capp is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Al Capp, American cartoonist and humorist best known for the satirical comic strip Li'l Abner

Dick Capp (born 1942), American football player

Frank Capp (1931–2017), American jazz drummer

Terry Capp, Canadian drag racer

List of Pittsburgh Steelers players

The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared in at least one regular season or postseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers NFL franchise. Note: The years listed are those in which players made an appearance in a game.

List of people from Portland, Maine

The following list includes notable people who were born or have lived in Portland, Maine.

Maine Sports Hall of Fame

The Maine Sports Hall of Fame is sports hall of fame in the U.S. state of Maine. According to the hall, it was founded in 1972 to serve two main purposes:

"Appointing and bestowing recognition awards and scholarships to outstanding Maine high school scholar-athletes"

"To formally honor and memorialize Maine athletes and sports figures who have brought distinction to the state of Maine"To be eligible for induction into the hall, nominees must:

be a Maine sports figure whose achievements have brought distinction and honor to the state of Maine in any field of sport

be a Maine sports figure or one who has made a major contribution to the development and advancement of sports in the state of Maine

be a Maine sports figure having five (5) years of retirement from their last competitive event in their sports field of expertise (in extraordinary circumstances this can be waived)The 2017 class of inductees included Bob Bahre, former owner of New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Oxford Plains Speedway; Angela Bancroft, an Ironman Triathlon competitor and coach; Brett Brown, National Basketball Association head coach for the Philadelphia 76ers; Dan Burke, founder of the Portland Sea Dogs of Minor League Baseball; Dick Capp, former tight end in the National Football League; Ian Crocker, five-time Olympic gold medalist in swimming; Norm Gagne, high school hockey coach; soccer players Glenn, Kyle, and Jay Hutchins; Leslie Krichko, Olympic skier; Sarah Marshall Ryan, standout high school and college basketball player; Tom Reynolds, college alpine skiing coach; and Anna Willard, Olympic track and field athlete.Inducted in the 2016 class were Jack Kelley, Kristin Barry, Sheri Piers, Kirsten Clark, the Cross family, Pennie Page Cummings, Doug Friedman, Dan Hamblett, Ralph Payne, Ed Phillips, Travis Roy, and Amy Vachon. The 2015 class comprised William Alfond, Peter Carlisle, Glenn Dumont, Anna Goodale, Roger Levesque, Rob Pendergist, Marcie Lane Schulenberg, Eric Weinrich, and Amy Winchester. Sandy Thomas, a Maine native and basketball player for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was the first female inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame.

Super Bowl II

The second AFL-NFL World Championship Game in professional football, known retroactively as Super Bowl II, was played on January 14, 1968, at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. The National Football League (NFL)'s defending champion Green Bay Packers defeated the American Football League (AFL) champion Oakland Raiders by the score of 33–14. This game and Super Bowl III are the only two Super Bowl games to be played in back-to-back years in the same stadium.

Coming into this game, like during the first Super Bowl, many sports writers and fans believed that any team in the NFL was vastly superior to any club in the AFL. The Packers, the defending champions, posted a 9–4–1 record during the 1967 NFL season before defeating the Dallas Cowboys, 21–17, in the 1967 NFL Championship Game (also popularly known as the Ice Bowl). The Raiders finished the 1967 AFL season at 13–1, and defeated the Houston Oilers, 40–7, in the 1967 AFL Championship Game.

As expected, Green Bay dominated Oakland throughout most of Super Bowl II. The Raiders could only score two touchdown passes from quarterback Daryle Lamonica. Meanwhile, Packers kicker Don Chandler made four field goals, including three in the first half, while defensive back Herb Adderley had a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown. Green Bay quarterback Bart Starr was named the MVP for the second straight time, becoming the first back-to-back Super Bowl MVP for his 13 of 24 passes for 202 yards and one touchdown.

Worcester Academy

Worcester Academy is a private school in Worcester, Massachusetts. It is one of the country's oldest day-boarding schools, with alumni including H. Jon Benjamin, Edward Davis Jones (Dow Jones), Cole Porter, and Olympian Bill Toomey. A coeducational preparatory school, it belongs to the National Association of Independent Schools. Situated on 73 acres (30 hectares), the academy is divided into a middle school, serving approximately 150 students in grades six to eight, and an upper school, serving approximately 500 students in grades nine to twelve, including some postgraduates. Approximately one-third of students in the upper school participate in the school's five- and seven-day boarding programs. Currently, there are approximately 80 international students enrolled from 28 different nations. The academy is mildly selective, accepting approximately 65% of all applicants.

Worcester Academy is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the Association of Independent Schools in New England, and the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council.

The Academy's motto is the Greek phrase "Έφικνού τών Καλών," which translates to "Achieve the Honorable."

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