American Football Database
Dennis Claridge
No. 10     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1941-08-18)August 18, 1941
Place of birth: Phoenix, Arizona
Date of death: May 1, 2018(2018-05-01) (aged 76)
Place of death: Lincoln, Nebraska
Career information
College: Nebraska
NFL Draft: 1963 / Round: 3 / Pick: 39
AFL Draft: 1963 / Round: 26 / Pick: 201 (Oakland Raiders)
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Green Bay Packers (19641965)
Career highlights and awards
* NFL Champion (1965)
Pass attempts     71
Pass completions     41
Percentage     57.7
TDINT     2–2
Passing yards     484
Passer rating     76.3
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Dennis Bert Claridge (August 18, 1941 – May 1, 2018) was an American football player, a quarterback in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons.[1] He played college football at the University of Nebraska under head coaches Bill Jennings and Bob Devaney,[2] and later attended its dental school.[3]

Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Claridge played high school football in Minnesota at Robbinsdale, a suburb northwest of Minneapolis. As a senior in college in 1963, he led Nebraska to an undefeated season in the Big Eight Conference, a 9–1 regular season, and a victory over Auburn in the Orange Bowl.

Selected in third round of the 1963 NFL draft as a junior eligible, Claridge stayed in college and joined the Packers in 1964. He was a member of the NFL championship team in 1965, playing behind Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr and Zeke Bratkowski under head coach Vince Lombardi.[1][4] Claridge was selected in the 1966 expansion draft by the Falcons.[5] Green Bay was interested in reacquiring him for the 1967 season, but he left the NFL after three seasons to complete dental school.[3]

Claridge later worked as an orthodontist in Lincoln, Nebraska. He died in 2018 of bladder cancer at the age of 76.[6]


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