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Overview

Richie Lucas

Date of birth
Apr 15, 1938

Ht: 6'0" Wt: 190 lbs.

Birthplace
Glassport, PA

Hometown
Glassport, PA

Nationality
Russian

College
Pennsylvania State University

Summary
Richard John "Riverboat Richie" Lucas (born April 15, 1938 in Glassport, Pennsylvania) is a College Football Hall of Fame quarterback best known for his All-American career at Pennsylvania State University (1957-1959). He was a first round pick in both the NFL and AFL drafts in 1960. Lucas signed with the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League, making him officially the...
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Awards

Maxwell Award
NCAA D-I FBS

1959

Playing career
Buffalo BillsHalfback, Defensive Back, Quarterback
1st round draft pick in 1960.

Trivia
  • Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1986

Nicknames
Riverboat Richie

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Updated athletic career information for Richie Lucas
Edited the career summary for Richie Lucas.
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    "1st round draft pick in 1960."
by Caesar Berardi Dec 31, 2012
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History of the Buffalo Bills (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
The Buffalo Bills have been playing football in the city of Buffalo, NY, in one form or another, since 1947. Professional football was extremely popular in Buffalo even before the NFL came calling. By the time the NFL and AFL had merged in 1969, the Buffalo...
Yahoo! Sports, Aug 03, 2011
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Richie Lucas (Bills).jpg
by thesemers Nov 07, 2010
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Updated personal notes for Richie Lucas
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  • Added nicknames: "Riverboat Richie"
by Andy26399 Oct 12, 2010
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Updated personal notes for Richie Lucas
Edited the personal notes for Richie Lucas.
  • Added trivia: "Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1986"
by Andy26399 Oct 12, 2010
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A Historical Landmark for Penn State's Football Team is Gone
It's just an empty lot now, but until recently the southwest corner at the intersection of Burrowes and Pollack Roads on the western edge of the Penn State campus was the site of a historical building in the annals of the Nittany Lion football team.
Pennsylvania State University Athletics Department, Sep 03, 2010
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Updated athletic career information for Richie Lucas
Added Richie Lucas to the 1957 Penn State Nittany Lions Football team roster.
  • Set role to Quarterback.
Added Richie Lucas to the 1958 Penn State Nittany Lions Football team roster.
  • Set role to Quarterback.
by maddog48 Feb 27, 2010
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