Dick Hightower
Date of birth: August 3, 1930
Date of death: December 5, 2007 (age 77)
Place of death: Ozona, Texas
Career information
Position(s): Center
College: Southern Methodist University
High school: Tyler High School
Career highlights and awards

Consensus All-American (1951)

Richard Guy Hightower (August 3, 1930 – December 5, 2007) was an American football player. He played college football at the center position for the SMU Mustangs from 1949 to 1951. He was a consensus first-teamselection on the 1951 College Football All-America Team.[1] He also received All-Southwest Conference honors in both 1950 and 1951.[2]

Hightower was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round (43rd overall pick) of the 1952 NFL Draft,[3] but he did not appear in any regular season games in the National Football League. He was inducted into the Southern Methodist University Hall of Fame in 1982.[2]

Hightower died in 2007 at Ozona, Texas, while on a hunting trip with friends.[4]


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