|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|Born||1954 (age 65–66)|
|High school||Upper Arlington High School|
|1976 Gator - Notre Dame 20, Penn State 9|
Richard R. Slager (born March 1954) was an American football quarterback and tennis player for Upper Arlington High School in Columbus, Ohio, and for the University of Notre Dame. He was the chairman and CEO of VistaCare Hospice Services in Scottsdale, Arizona until March 2008.
After backing up quarterback Tom Clements for two years at Notre Dame, Slager was named the starter by new head coach Dan Devine. In an injury-plagued 1975 season, he completed 66 of 139 passes for 686 yards, often relieved by sophomore Joe Montana, en route to an 8-3 record. During his final season in 1976, Slager led the Irish to a 9-3 record and a top-20 ranking, completing 86 of 172 passes for 1,281 yards and 11 touchdowns. After graduation, Slager served as a graduate assistant coach for three years while attending Notre Dame Law School.
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- "Slager Remains Popular". Irish Sports Report. http://www.irishsports.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050815/FOOTBALL/508150325. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Odyssey HealthCare Completes Acquisition of VistaCare, Inc.". Odyssey Healthcare. http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=125059&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1116139&highlight=.
- Steele, Michael R. The Fighting Irish Football Encyclopedia. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC (2002). p.206-211
- Steele, Michael R. The Fighting Irish Football Encyclopedia. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC (2002). p.426
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