Dick Westmoreland

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Dick Westmoreland
Position: Defensive back
Personal information
Born: (1941-02-17) February 17, 1941 (age 80)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Career information
College: North Carolina A&T
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:81
Interceptions:22
Player stats at PFR

Richard Carl Westmoreland (born February 17, 1941) is a former college and professional American football defensive back. In 1963, he joined the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League. He played for the Chargers and the Miami Dolphins for seven seasons and was an AFL All-Star selection in 1967. Westmoreland holds the Miami Dolphins team records for most interceptions in a season (10, 1967) and most consecutive games with an interception (5, Games 9 through 13 in 1967).

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