Dick Wood

Dick Wood
Dick Wood
Jersey #(s):
12, 19
Born: February 29, 1936 (1936-02-29) (age 75)
Lanett, Alabama
Career Information
Year(s): 1962–1966
NFL Draft: 1959 / Round: 12 / Pick: 144
College: Auburn
Professional Teams
Career Stats
TD-INT     51-71
Yards     7,153
QB Rating     52.9
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Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards
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Malcom Richard "Dick" Wood (born February 29, 1936 in Lanett, Alabama) is a former American football quarterback who played at Auburn before being drafted by the NFL Baltimore Colts in 1959. He never played for the Colts, and signed with the American Football League's Denver Broncos as a free agent in 1962.

Dick played for five different AFL teams during his football career,[1] the only player to do so.


Dick Wood was the first quarterback to throw for a touchdown at Shea Stadium [2]

He completed 522 career passes for 51 touchdowns and 71 interceptions.[1]

In 1966, his only season with the Miami Dolphins, Wood posted the then-worst all-time completion percentage for a season (minimum 200 attempts),[3] surpassed only by Gary Marangi of the 1976 Buffalo Bills.


  1. ^ a b Dick Wood Statistics - Pro-Football-Reference.com
  2. ^ MSNsportsNET Legends
  3. ^ Pro-football-reference.com blog » Fun QBs

See also

Preceded by
First Quarterback
Miami Dolphins Starting Quarterbacks
Succeeded by
Bob Griese
Preceded by
Dick Vermeil
Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator
Succeeded by
Ted Marchibroda