American Football Database
American Football Database
Dick Erdlitz
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1920-02-16)February 16, 1920
Place of birth: Menominee Township, Michigan
Date of death: April 3, 2006(2006-04-03) (aged 86)
Place of death: Melbourne, Florida
Career information
College: Northwestern
Undrafted in 1942
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Philadelphia Eagles ( 1942, 1945)
Career highlights and awards
* All-Western Conference honors
Career NFL statistics as of 1945
Rushing attempts     27
Rushing yards     93
Touchdowns     1
Stats at
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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.

College career

While playing college football for the Northwestern Wildcats, Erdlitz earned All-Western Conference honors.[1] He was invited to play in the College All-Star Game as the starting quarterback for the College All-Stars on August 28, 1942.[2]

Erdlitz also played college baseball at Northwestern.[3]

Professional career

Philadelphia Eagles

Erdlitz played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1942.[1]

Coaching career

In 1943, Erdlitz was an assistant coach at Miami Edison High School.[1]