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Encyclopedia > Dick Kazmaier
Dick Kazmaier
Date of birth November 23, 1930
Place of birth Flag of United States Toledo, Ohio
Position(s) Running back
College Princeton
NFL Draft 1952 / Round 15/ Pick 176
Awards 1951 Heisman Trophy
College Hall of Fame

Dick Kazmaier (born November 23, 1930) played tailback for Princeton University from 1949 through 1951, winning the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award at the end of his senior year. His skills in running, kicking, and passing made him a triple threat, and in his career at Princeton he had more than 4,000 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 35 touchdown passes. The Chicago Bears selected him in the 1952 NFL Draft, but he elected not to play professional football. Instead, he attended Harvard Business School. He made the cover of Time magazine, and in his interview he stated, "I knew I could earn more money in business than I could in professional football... I had achieved everything I could achieve as an individual and as part of a team. What more could I want?" After spending three years in the Navy, he founded Kazmaier Associates, Inc., an investment firm. November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Nickname: The Glass City Location in the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Lucas Mayor Carty Finkbeiner (D) Area    - City 217. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1952 NFL Draft was held on January 17, 1952. ... John Cappellettis 1973 Heisman Trophy is part of an exhibit at the Penn State All-Sports Museum located at Beaver Stadium, on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ... November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... Tailback is an offensive backfield position in the sport of American football. ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. ... John Cappellettis 1973 Heisman Trophy is part of an exhibit at the Penn State All-Sports Museum located at Beaver Stadium, on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ... The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by a panel of sportscasters, sportswriters, and National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches and the membership of the Maxwell Football Club to be the best in the United States. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... The 1952 NFL Draft was held on January 17, 1952. ... Harvard Business School, officially named the Harvard Business School: George F. Baker Foundation, and also known as HBS, is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... The multinational Combined Task Force One Five Zero (CTF-150) The British Grand Fleet, the supreme naval force of World War I A rare occurrence of a 5-country multinational fleet, during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Oman Sea. ...

Preceded by
Vic Janowicz
Heisman Trophy Winner
1951
Succeeded by
Billy Vessels

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College Football Hall of Fame (290 words)
Dick Kazmaier was the starting left halfback for Princeton's single-wing attack.
Kazmaier turned down pro football offers, obtained a master's in business administration at Harvard, and was in the U.S. Navy three years 1955-57, attaining the rank of lieutenant.
Kazmaier was a native of Maumee, Ohio, and attended Princeton on an academic scholarship.
CNNSI.com - College Football - Heisman Heroes - The Untamable Tiger: Dick Kazmaier - Sunday October 22, 2000 08:08 PM (727 words)
Coach Charlie Caldwell thought the 5-11 Kazmaier, then 155 pounds, "was too small for varsity athletics." Kazmaier didn't gain Caldwell's full confidence until the third game of his sophomore season, when he completed 8 of 12 passes, averaged nine yards per carry and scored both Tiger touchdowns in a 14-13 loss to Pennsylvania.
Kazmaier was a star from then on, fooling defenses with his equally effective passing, running and punting.
Kazmaier played sports because he enjoyed them, and as his father told him, "Dick, you're at Princeton for an education, not to play football." His devotion to the classroom over the gridiron was evident when the 1952 Chicago Bears draftee shunned the NFL for Harvard Business School.
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