ALBAN, RICHARD "DICK"

RICHARD "DICK" ALBAN 

Inducted:  August 15, 1980 in La Porte, IN

Date of Birth:  January 17, 1929 in Hanover, PA

High School Attended:  La Porte, IN            Graduated:  1948

High School Honors:  Northern Indiana Eastern Division All-Conference 1946; Northern Indiana Eastern Division Most Valuable Player 1946; UPI All-State Team; led La Porte to 1st NIC title 1946; NIC Eastern Division All-Conference 1947; UPI All-State Team 1947.

College Attended:  Northwestern University  Graduated:  1952

College Honors:  3-year letter winner; played for East team in Shrine Bowl Game in San Francisco 1951; played in Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL, 1952.

Professional Athletic Background:  Drafted in 9th round by Washington Redskins of NFL 1952; played with Washington Redskins 1952-1956; played with Pittsburg Steelers 1956-1960; played in Pro Bowl Game 1955; was All-Pro Defensive Back 1954; second in League History with 10 interceptions in 1954.

Special Recognition:  Upon retirement from NFL, served as Vice-President for Howe K. Sipes Company, a manufacturer of athletic clothing in Memphis, TN.