Dick Wood

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Richard "Dick" Wood
No. 12, 19
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1936-02-29)February 29, 1936
Place of birth: Lanett, Alabama
Date of death: April 4, 2015(2015-04-04) (aged 79)
Place of death: Atlanta, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 1959 / Round: 12 / Pick: 144
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career NFL statistics
TDINT: 51–71
Yards: 7,153
QB Rating: 52.9
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR
Coaching stats at PFR

Malcolm Richard "Dick" Wood (February 29, 1936 – April 4, 2015) was an American football quarterback who played college football at Auburn before being drafted by the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League (NFL) in 1959. He never played for the Colts, and signed with the Denver Broncos of the American Football League (AFL) as a free agent in 1962. After his player career ended, Wood served as an assistant coach in college football and the NFL for over four decades.[1]

Wood played for five different AFL teams during his football career,[2] the only player to do so. He died in Atlanta in 2015.[3]


Wood was the first quarterback to throw for a touchdown at Shea Stadium [4]

He completed 522 career passes for 51 touchdowns and 71 interceptions.[2]

In 1966, his only season with the Miami Dolphins, Wood posted the then-worst all-time completion percentage for a season (minimum 200 attempts),[5] 36.1%, surpassed only by Gary Marangi of the 1976 Buffalo Bills.

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