Richard Herbert Alban (born January 17, 1929) is a former American football defensive back who played eight seasons for the Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League. Alban played college football at Northwestern University, where he was used at halfback and on defense.
Alban was drafted in the ninth round of the 1952 NFL Draft and immediately started all 12 games for the Redskins his rookie year. His best season came in 1954, where he finished second in the league in interceptions with nine and was selected to his only Pro Bowl. He was traded to the Steelers in 1956 and retired after the 1959 campaign.
By Dean Hanley
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