1977 Hall of Fame Inductee
Dick has had a long and successful football career, beginning in high school as an All-State player during his senior year. After coming to BYU, he was named All-Conference honorable mention in 1954-55 for his excellent performance as a Cougar halfback.
After graduating in 1958, Dick joined the Air Force. He played football for two years at Boeing Air Force Base in Washington, and was named Most Valuable Player in the Air Force in 1959. He was also named to the All-Service football team.
Following his discharge, Dick played seven years of professional football - two years with the New York Titans and five with the Boston Patriots. He played in the first two AFL All-Star Games in 1961 and 1962. In 1963 his team won the AFL Eastern Division Championship. Dick was named to the All-Pro second teams in 1961 and 1962.
Dick was hired as an assistant football coach in 1967 by BYU head coach Tom Hudspeth. When LaVell Edwards was named head coach in 1972, Dick became the defensive coordinator and secondary coach, and later assistant head coach. Dick's coaching talent contributed to a highly successful record for BYU football, including a national championship in 1984. He was involved with athletic administration for the last five years of his BYU career, where he helped organize the BYU Varsity Club.
He was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame, and was honored by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Utah Chapter for his Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football. Dick felt privileged to have worked with LaVell and so many great coaches and outstanding players during his 27 years of coaching at BYU, and he greatly valued the personal relationships that he built with his players. Dick retired from BYU in 1998.