- Dick Christy
Dick Christy Date of birth November 24, 1935 Place of birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Date of death August 7, 1966(aged 30) Position(s) Running Back College North Carolina State University NFL Draft 1958 / Round 3
(By the Green Bay Packers)
Jersey Number 45 Career highlights AFL All-Star 1962 Stats Statistics Teams 1958
NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
AFL Boston Patriots
AFL New York Titans
AFL New York Jets
Dick Christy (November 24, 1935 – August 7, 1966) is an American and former collegiate and professional football player. The 5'11", 191 lb. Christy was a star halfback at North Carolina State University from 1955 to 1957, leading them to the 1957 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship in his senior year. With the league title on the line in the season's final game, Dick Christy scored all 29 points in a 29-26 win over the University of South Carolina to clinch the championship for his Wolfpack. Christy scored the dramatic winning points on a field goal on the last play of the game. At the conclusion of the 1957 season, Christy was 1st team All-ACC and was a Consensus 1st team All-American. He was also honored as the 1957 ACC Player of the Year in football and as the 1957 ACC Athlete of the Year for all sports. His jersey number ("40") was eventually retired by NC State. He was an American Football League All-Star for the New York Titans in 1962. Christy died in an auto accident in 1966. Christy was named to the ACC Silver Anniversary football team in 1978. The Dick Christy Award was created by NC State to honor the football team's most valuable players in games versus the University of South Carolina.
Boston Patriots 1960 Inaugural Season Roster
Tom Addison | Jack Atchason | Walter Beach | Phil Bennett | Bill Brown | Fred Bruney | Ron Burton | Gino Cappelletti | Dick Christy | Abe Cohen | Jim Colclough | Jim Crawford | Bobby Cross | Jake Crouthamel | Al Crow | Walt Cudzik | Bill Danenhauer | Jack Davis | Bob Dee | Jerry DeLucca | Tom Dimitroff | Tony Discenzo | Larry Garron | Jerry Green | Tom Greene | Art Hauser | Jim Lee Hunt | Harry Jacobs | Harry Jagielski | Joe Johnson | Bill Larson | Bob Lee | Charley Leo | Walt Livingston | Oscar Lofton | Mike Long | Don McComb | George McGee | Alan Miller | Ross O'Hanley | Al Richardson | Jack Rudolph | Tony Sardisco | Gerhard Schwedes | Chuck Shonta | Hal Smith | Bob Soltis | Butch Songin | Thomas Stephens | Bill Striegel | Clyde Washington | Billy Wells | Harvey White
Head Coach: Lou Saban
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