|Date of birth:February 16, 1920|
|Place of birth: Menominee Township, Michigan|
|Date of death: April 3, 2006(aged 86)|
|Place of death: Melbourne, Florida|
|Undrafted in 1942|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Philadelphia Eagles ( 1942, 1945)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* All-Western Conference honors
|Career NFL statistics as of 1945|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Richard Alfred "Dick" Erdlitz (February 16, 1920 in Menominee Township, Michigan – April 3, 2006 in Melbourne, Florida) was an American football running back in the National Football League and All-America Football Conference. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1942 and 1945 and for the Miami Seahawks in 1946. He played college football and college baseball at Northwestern.
While playing college football for the Northwestern Wildcats, Erdlitz earned All-Western Conference honors. He was invited to play in the College All-Star Game as the starting quarterback for the College All-Stars on August 28, 1942.
In 1943, Erdlitz was an assistant coach at Miami Edison High School.
- "DICK ERDLITZ RECEIVES CALL". The Miami News. February 17, 1943. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=EgctAAAAIBAJ&sjid=r9QFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1541,3063878. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
- "ZUPPKE READIES TWO TEAMS FOR PRO BEARS". St. Petersburg Times. August 18, 1942. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8p8KAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jk0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5148,4896261. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
- "Glory Passes Close to Fishman". Toledo Blade. May 11, 1942. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Ie4iAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Yf8DAAAAIBAJ&pg=2948,2745837. Retrieved 2010-05-22.