Dick Woodard
No. 51, 56     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1926-07-26)July 26, 1926
Place of birth: Britt, Iowa
Date of death: August 24, 2019(2019-08-24) (aged 93)
Career information
College: Iowa
NFL Draft: 1948 / Round: 21 / Pick: 186
(by the New York Giants)
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Los Angeles Dons (AAFC) (1949)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Games played     47
Interceptions     4
Stats at
Stats at

Richard Ernest Woodard (July 26, 1926 – August 24, 2019) was an American football center in the National Football League for the New York Giants and Washington Redskins. Woodard also played in the All-America Football Conference for the Los Angeles Dons.[1]

Woodward was born in Britt, Iowa. He played college football at the University of Iowa and was drafted in the 21st round of the 1948 NFL Draft by the Giants.[2] In 1948, Woodard was an honorable mention selection for the All-Big Nine team.[3] He died on August 24, 2019 at the age of 93.[4]


  1. Palmer, Pete; Pullis, Ken; Lahman, Sean; Silverman, Matthew; Gillette, Gary. The ESPN Pro Football Encyclopedia: First Edition, p. 743. ESPN Books, 2006. ISBN 978-1-4027-4216-3.
  2. Palmer et al., p. 1389.
  3. Einstein, Charles. "INS Experts Name All-Big Nine Team". The News and Courier (Charleston, S.C.), November 21, 1948, p. One-D. Retrieved on July 15, 2013.
  4. "Former NFL player Dick Woodard passes away at 93".

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