Gary Glick

Gary Galen Glick (May 14, 1930 – February 11, 2015) was a professional American football safety who played seven seasons in the National Football League. He was the first overall selection in the 1956 NFL Draft, and the only defensive back to be picked first overall in all NFL drafts (1936 to 2017). Glick attended Colorado State University, where he starred as a quarterback.[1]

Until 1985 he was a head coach for the Norfolk Neptunes and then the Montreal Alouettes before becoming an NFL scout.[2]

Glick died on February 11, 2015, aged 84, at his home in Fort Collins, Colorado, following a stroke.[2]

Gary Glick
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Glick in 1958
No. 27, 26, 21, 47, 43
Personal information
Born:May 14, 1930
Grant, Nebraska
Died:February 11, 2015 (aged 84)
Fort Collins, Colorado
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College:Colorado State
NFL Draft:1956 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR


  1. ^ "Passing of Gary Glick". February 12, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Obituary,; accessed February 15, 2015.

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