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Dick Shiner
Date of birth: (1942-07-18) July 18, 1942 (age 76)
Place of birth: Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s): Quarterback
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
College: Maryland
AFL Draft: 1964 / Round: 20 / Pick: 155
(by the New York Jets)
NFL Draft: 1964 / Round: 7 / Pick: 87
Organizations
 As player:
1964-1966
1967
1968-1969
1970
1971-1973
1973-1974
Washington Redskins
Cleveland Browns
Pittsburgh Steelers
New York Giants
Atlanta Falcons
New England Patriots
Playing stats at NFL.com

Richard Earl "Dick" Shiner (born July 18, 1942 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American football quarterback who played in eleven National Football League seasons from 1964-1974 for six different teams. He played college football at the University of Maryland. In his first collegiate start, Shiner led Maryland to the school's lone victory against Penn State in the 37-game series.[1]

Shiner was drafted in the seventh round of the 1964 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. Shiner was also selected in the 20th round of the 1964 AFL Draft by the New York Jets.

On September 16, 1973, while playing for the Atlanta Falcons in a game against the New Orleans Saints, Shiner became the first person to post a perfect passer rating, during what was the first season in which the statistic was officially kept. However, multiple other quarterbacks are recognized retroactively to have accomplished this feat prior to the 1973 season. Shiner completed 13 of 15 pass attempts for 227 yards and 3 touchdowns, with no interceptions. Ironically, the next week in being shutout against the Rams, Shiner would go on to post a lowest possible 0.0 QB rating (unofficially, as he only attempted nine passes).

In 2007, Shiner was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Legends Class. He also is a member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Hall of Fame, Maryland M Club Hall of Fame, and Lebanon (PA) High School Hall of Fame.

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