Wednesday, May 21, 2014

1961 Profile: Richie Lucas

No. 11
Penn State
"Runner, passer, pass-receiver - all were the '60 duties of Richie Lucas, the 22-year-old class guy out of Glassport, Pennsylvania. Richie worked at quarterback and halfback, and proved to be among the most versatile in the loop. His fine running and pass-catching abilities may earn him a flanking back slot in '61."

-1961 Pro Football Handbook

"A sensational quarterback at Penn State, Lucas made many an All-American first team in 1959. He was also the top draft pick of the newly formed Buffalo AFL team in 1960 and it took club owner Ralph Wilson to get his signature.
A brilliant passer, as well as a fine runner, Lucas was shifted to halfback so that the Bills could capitalize on both talents."

-1961 Fleer No. 135

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