Dick Plasman

Dick Plasman
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1914-04-06)April 6, 1914
Place of birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.
Date of death: June 23, 1981(1981-06-23) (aged 67)
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
College: Vanderbilt
NFL Draft: 1937 / Round: 3 / Pick: 28
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1947
Receiving yards: 1,083
Average: 19.3
Touchdowns: 7
Player stats at PFR

Herbert Gustave "Dick" Plasman (April 6, 1914 – June 23, 1981) was a former professional American football player who played running back for eight seasons for the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cardinals. He is notably the last player in the NFL to play a game without a football helmet.[1] He did so in the 1940 NFL Championship game.


  1. NEA (October 31, 1974). "Last man to play without helmet has hole in his head". Southeast Missourian. Retrieved April 20, 2013.

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