Dick James (American football)

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Dick James
Dick James 1958.jpg
No. 47
Position: Halfback
Defensive back
Personal information
Born:(1934-05-22)May 22, 1934
Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
Died:June 28, 2000(2000-06-28) (aged 66)
Grants Pass, Oregon, USA
Career information
College: Oregon
NFL Draft: 1956  / Round: 8 / Pick: 94
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total All-Purp. yards:9,227
Touchdowns:34
Interceptions:12
Fumbles Recovered:12
Player stats at NFL.com  ·  PFR

Richard "Dick" Alwin James (May 22, 1934 June 28, 2000) was an American football halfback and defensive back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, New York Giants, and the Minnesota Vikings. He played college football at the University of Oregon and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1956 NFL Draft. James' Mother was Mohawk/Mohican Native American.

He set a team record with four touchdowns in one game as the Redskins beat the Dallas Cowboys, 34-24 in 1961. He scored 34 touchdowns in his National Football League career. James was one of the smallest players in the NFL at 5-9 and 175 pounds. James was also known as gymnast, performing such acts as walking on his hands down flights of stairs before games. He died in 2000 of prostate cancer at the age of 66.

He had a short stint as a sports announcer in the Washington DC area after he retired mainly covering the Redskins on game day.

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