|Born:||March 27, 1923|
Charleston, West Virginia
|Died:||September 13, 1992 69)(aged|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||255 lb (116 kg)|
|High school:||Charleston (WV)|
|NFL Draft:|| 1945 / Round: 9 / Pick: 81|
(by the Cleveland Rams)
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Richard Maxwell Huffman (March 27, 1923 – September 13, 1992) was an American gridiron football tackle in the National Football League (NFL) and the Canadian Western Interprovincial Football Union (WIFU).
A 9th round selection (81st overall pick) of the 1945 NFL Draft, Huffman played four seasons for the Los Angeles Rams (1947–1950). He then went to the WIFU (a precursor to the CFL's Western Conference) where he played for seven seasons for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1951–1955) and the Calgary Stampeders (1956–1957).
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In 1987, he was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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