|Date of birth:||July 18, 1942|
|Place of birth:||Lebanon, Pennsylvania|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|AFL Draft:||1964 / Round: 20 / Pick: 155|
(by the New York Jets)
|NFL Draft:||1964 / Round: 7 / Pick: 87|
New York Giants
New England Patriots
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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.
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.
- ↑ 2007 ACC Football Legend: Maryland's Dick Shiner; A legend in his first start is a legend once again., Atlantic Coast Conference, October 18, 2007.
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