Dick Absher
Date of birth: (1944-04-19) April 19, 1944 (age 76)
Place of birth: Washington, D.C.
Career information
Position(s): Linebacker
College: Maryland
NFL Draft: 1967 / Round: 5 / Pick: 125
(By the Philadelphia Eagles)
 As player:
Washington Redskins
Atlanta Falcons
New Orleans Saints
Philadelphia Eagles
Playing stats at

Richard Alfred Absher, Jr. (born April 19, 1944 in Washington, D.C.) is a former American football linebacker (and sometimes kicker) in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, and the Philadelphia Eagles.[1] He played college football at the University of Maryland and was drafted in the fifth round of the 1967 NFL Draft by the Eagles.

Absher played for the New Orleans Saints when Tom Dempsey made his record breaking kick of 63 yards against the Detroit Lions on November 8, 1970.


  1. "Dick Absher". National Football League. Retrieved 3 January 2011.

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