Dick Wood

Malcolm Richard Wood (February 29, 1936 – April 4, 2015) was an American football quarterback and coach who played college football at Auburn and professionally in the American Football League (AFL). After his player career ended, Wood served as an assistant coach in college football and the NFL over four decades.[1]

Dick Wood
No. 12, 19
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born:February 29, 1936
Lanett, Alabama
Died:April 4, 2015 (aged 79)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College:Auburn
NFL Draft:1959 / Round: 12 / Pick: 144
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career NFL statistics
TDINT:51–71
Yards:7,153
QB Rating:52.9
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR
Coaching stats at PFR

As a player

Playing for Lanett High School, Wood was named to the All-State team in Alabama in 1954.[2] He went on to help lead Auburn to an undefeated season in 1958.[3] He was drafted by the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League (NFL) in 1959. He never played for the Colts, and signed with the Denver Broncos of the American Football League (AFL) as a free agent in 1962. Later in that season, Wood saw his first significant playing time as a member of the San Diego Chargers, playing in 6 games and starting 2 (he filled in for teammates Jack Kemp and John Hadl). He then spent two seasons (1963 and 1964) with the New York Jets, starting 12 games in each year. The Jets drafted Joe Namath in 1965, and Wood landed as a backup for the Oakland Raiders, starting 3 games in relief of Tom Flores. The next year, he was a member of the Miami Dolphins' inaugural season.[4]

Coaching career

In the next 30 years after his playing days, Wood held over a dozen offensive assistant coaching positions. He worked under Hank Stram in New Orleans as a quarterbacks coach, with Archie Manning under center. Afterwards, he was on the staff of the first Atlanta Falcons team to reach the playoffs in 1978. Possibly most notably, Wood coached Randall Cunningham and the Philadelphia Eagles during the early 90's. He retired from coaching in 1997.

Statistics and legacy

Wood started 33 games and completed 522 career passes for 51 touchdowns and 71 interceptions in his professional career.[5]

He played for five different AFL teams during his football career,[5] the only player to ever do so.

Wood was the first quarterback to throw for a touchdown at Shea Stadium.[6]

In 1966, Wood became the first starting quarterback in Miami Dolphins history; he posted the then-worst all-time completion percentage for a single season (minimum 200 attempts),[7] 36.1%, surpassed only by Gary Marangi of the 1976 Buffalo Bills.

Outside of football

Wood was married to Peggy Bartlett, who was also from his hometown of Lanett. The couple had a daughter and a son. After suffering from dementia, Wood died in Atlanta. He was 79.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.fanbase.com/Dick-Wood
  2. ^ "Alabama High School Football History". www.ahsfhs.org. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "1958 Auburn Tigers Stats | College Football at Sports-Reference.com". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "Dick Wood Stats | Pro-Football-Reference.com". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Dick Wood Statistics – Pro-Football-Reference.com
  6. ^ MSNsportsNET Legends
  7. ^ Pro-football-reference.com blog » Fun QBs
  8. ^ "Former Auburn quarterback Malcolm Richard 'Dick' Wood dies". OANow.com. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
1965 Oakland Raiders season

The 1965 Oakland Raiders season was the team's sixth in both Oakland and the American Football League. The campaign saw the team attempt to improve upon the prior year's disappointing 5–7–2 record. The Raiders would ultimately finish with a record of 8–5–1. While the effort was a definite improvement over the prior year's result, it was not enough to win the division and secure a postseason berth. The season would be Al Davis' last as head coach, as he would be named Commissioner of the AFL in April 1966. He would be replaced by John Rauch in 1966.

The 1965 season was the first of sixteen consecutive winning seasons for the Raiders. It is also notable for the debut of Hall of Fame wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff. Biletnikoff would be the first of several legendary Raiders drafted in the late-1960s and early 1970s. He would be an integral part of the team's 1967 and 1976 Super Bowl runs.

The season was also the team's last at Frank Youell Field. They would move to the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum for the following season.

1966 Miami Dolphins season

The 1966 Miami Dolphins season was the team's inaugural year as an expansion franchise in the American Football League (AFL). The Dolphins were the first of two expansion teams in the AFL, founded by Minneapolis attorney-politician Joe Robbie and actor-comedian Danny Thomas. Future Harlem Globetrotters and Montreal Canadiens owner George N. Gillett, Jr. was a minority partner, and the team was led by head coach George Wilson. The franchise was granted in August 1965 for $7.5 million.

Their regular season debut on September 2 began with Joe Auer returning the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown, but the Dolphins lost to the Oakland Raiders, 23–14. Auer was the leading scorer for the season and was named team MVP. With an odd number of teams, each of the nine AFL teams had two bye weeks and played fourteen games. Miami lost its first five games before upsetting the Denver Broncos in the Orange Bowl. The Dolphins defeated the Houston Oilers the following week, but then lost the next six consecutive games. In Week 16, Miami won against the Oilers again to finish the season with a 3–11 record. Having defeated the Oilers twice, the Dolphins became the first ever expansion team in the Super Bowl era to sweep a division rival, and the last until the Jacksonville Jaguars did it in 1995 against the Cleveland Browns.

Airboy

Airboy is a fictional aviator hero of an American comic book series initially published by Hillman Periodicals during the World War II-era time period fans and historians call the Golden Age of comic books. He was created by writers Charles Biro and Dick Wood and artist Al Camy.

The character disappeared from publications until a 1980s revival under Chuck Dixon that lasted for several years. He has appeared intermittently since then under multiple publishers, sometimes updating his story to the present day.

Bob Dee

Robert Henry Dee (May 18, 1933 – April 18, 1979) was an American football defensive end in the National Football League and the American Football League. He was a three-sport letterman at the College of the Holy Cross who was one of the first players signed by the Boston Patriots of the American Football League in 1960.

After two years with the Washington Redskins in 1957–58, Dee returned to Holy Cross to tutor the team's linemen.

He became an ironman of the American Football League who never missed a game during his career, starting 112 consecutive games. Despite equipment improvements over the years, Dee was a superstitious player who chose to wear the same helmet throughout his career (105 of 112 games). Dee etched his name in the history books by scoring the first points in American Football League history, scoring a touchdown when he dove onto a fumble by Bills QB Tommy O'Connell (father of former Boston Bruins GM Mike O'Connell) the end zone in the second quarter of the league's first-ever exhibition game, a contest between the Patriots and the Bills on July 30, 1960. He was voted to four American Football League All-Star teams (1961, 1963–65) and is a member of the Patriots All-1960s (AFL) Team.

Dee recorded 33 QB sacks (not including his strip sack of Tommy O'Connell in the AFL's first Exhibition Game).

Dee sacked Frank Tripucka, Al Dorow, Hunter Enis, Jacky Lee, MC Reynolds, Randy Duncan, Cotton Davidson, George Blanda, Jack Kemp, Johnny Green, John Hadl, Tobin Rote, Len Dawson, Eddie Wilson, Dick Wood, Joe Namath, Tom Flores, Rick Norton and Bob Griese and recovered fumbles by Al Carmichael, Art Baker, Wayne Crow, Jacky Lee, Paul Lowe, Bill Tobin, Wray Carlton & Max Chobian.

He had two interceptions in the Patriots 26-8 Eastern Divisional Playoff Game win over the Buffalo Bills. In that game, he wore one sneaker and one football shoe with spikes, which made him maneuver better in the snow in the game played at War Memorial Stadium on December 28, 1963.

On July 22, 1968, Dee announced his retirement from professional football, citing a business opportunity that was "too good to resist."

Dee died of a heart attack in 1979 while on a business trip.

He was awarded a game ball for his outstanding performance in the Patriots 34-17 win over the Houston Oilers on November 29, 1964.

He was inducted in the Patriots Hall of Fame on August 18, 1993.

In recognition of his accomplishments on the field, the Patriots retired his number (89).

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Electoral district of Logan

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Logan encompasses urban and semi-rural environments on the southern outskirts of the Brisbane metropolitan area. Major locations within the electoral district include Browns Plains, Crestmead, Park Ridge and North Maclean.

Electoral results for the district of Logan

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Gene Heeter

Eugene Elwood Heeter is an American former college and professional football player. Born April 19, 1941 in Windber, Pennsylvania, he played tight end at West Virginia University, and professionally in the American Football League for the New York Jets from 1963 through 1965. On September 12, 1964, he scored the first-ever touchdown in Flushing's Shea Stadium [1], catching a 16-yard pass from Dick Wood against the Denver Broncos[2].

George Wilson (quarterback)

George William Wilson, Jr. (May 29, 1943 – August 6, 2011) was an American football player. He played college football at Xavier University and professionally for the American Football League's (AFL) 1966 expansion team, the Miami Dolphins. In 1965, Wilson was selected in the 20th round of the National Football League draft by the Detroit Lions, with the overall 277th pick. However, he eventually signed with the AFL's Buffalo Bills, who drafted him as the 96th pick in the 12th round of the Red Shirt draft. In 1966, Wilson was traded to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a 13th round 1967 draft pick. At the time, the Dolphins' head coach was his father, George Wilson, Sr.During his only season in Miami, George Wilson, Jr. shared starting quarterback duties with Rick Norton, John Stofa, and Dick Wood. On October 16, 1966, Wilson led the Miami Dolphins to their first win, defeating the Denver Broncos by a score of 24–7. He played all 14 games, starting in 7 of them. Wilson compiled a win-loss record of 2–5 when starting. Wilson's season stats included completing 41.1% of his passes – 46 out of 112 pass attempts – for a total of 764 yards. Although he threw five touchdown passes, Wilson was intercepted ten times. Additionally, Wilson rushed 137 yards on 27 attempts. He received an unimpressive passer rating of 42.4.Prior to the 1967 season, Wilson, along with Earl Faison, Cookie Gilchrist, and Ernie Park, were traded to the Broncos in exchange for Abner Haynes, Jerry Hopkins, Dan LaRose, and a draft pick. However, he was cut from the Broncos on July 15, 1967, after practicing for less than a week. Wilson became a free agent and signed with the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts on April 23, 1968, before being cut by the team in the following months. By August 1968, he joined the Pottstown Firebirds of the Atlantic Coast Football League, a minor football league. However, Wilson quit the Firebirds on September 10, citing "personal reasons".Wilson died of throat cancer in Weeki Wachee, Florida, on August 6, 2011.

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Len St. Jean

Leonard Wayne St. Jean (born October 27, 1941) is a former college and professional American football guard. In 1964, he joined the Boston Patriots of the American Football League. He played there for ten seasons and was a one-time AFL All-Star selection, and a member of the Patriots' All-1960s (AFL) Team.

Lennie was known as the "Boston Strong Boy" and started his career as a Defensive End for the Boston Patriots in 1964. He recorded 5.5 sacks and played on both sides of the line of scrimmage over the 1964-1965 seasons. He was also used as a linebacker.

Lennie sacked Mickey Slaughter and Jacky Lee in the Patriots 39-10 rout of the Denver Broncos @ Bears Stadium on 10-04-64. He sacked Don Trull in the Patriots 34-17 victory over the Houston Oilers @ Jeppesen Stadium on 11-19-64.

Lennie sacked Dick Wood "twice' in their 30-21 loss to the Oakland Raiders @ Frank Youell Field on 10-24-65. Lennie shared in a sack of Joe Namath in the Boston Patriots 27-23 win over the New York Jets @ Shea Stadium on 11-28-65.

As a defensive end, Lennie recovered a fumble by Mike Taliaferro in the Patriots 35-14 loss to the New York Jets on 10-31-64.

Lennie played most of his career as on Offensive Guard and was recognized as an AFL All Star Guard in 1966. He did play as an offensive tackle earlier in his career.

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Lennie was awarded the game ball for knocking many men down in the Patriots 26-7 loss to the Houston Oilers on 11-26-67.

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These quarterbacks have started at least one game for the National Football League (NFL)'s Los Angeles Chargers or its predecessor, the San Diego Chargers. They are listed in order of the date of each player's first start at quarterback for the team.

List of Miami Dolphins starting quarterbacks

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The Miami Dolphins entered the 2012 season with the franchise's 32nd different starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill. He is the first rookie to ever start on opening day for the Dolphins.

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These quarterbacks have started at least one game for the New York Jets of the National Football League. They are listed in order of the date of each player's first start at quarterback for the Jets.

List of Oakland Raiders starting quarterbacks

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