Richard Anthony "Dick" Stanfel (born July 20, 1927) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions and the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of San Francisco and was drafted in the second round of the 1951 NFL Draft. He played for the Lions for four seasons from 1952–1955 and the Redskins for three seasons from 1956–1958. With the Lions, Stanfel won two NFL Championships (1952 and 1953) and earned two Pro Bowl selections (1953 and 1955). He was traded to the Redskins in 1956 and earned three straight Pro Bowl honors from 1956–1958. He was named to the National Football League 1950s All-Decade Team and in 2002, he was named one of the 70 Greatest Redskins.
Stanfel became the interim head coach for the New Orleans Saints for the final four games of the 1980 season. He was the offensive line coach for the Chicago Bears from 1981 to 1992, and helped create a solid offensive line that helped the Bears win Super Bowl XX following the 1985 season.
Stanfel was named a senior nominee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for 1993, but did not have enough votes for enshrinement. He was again nominated for 2012, but again did not have enough votes for enshrinement.
- ^ a b "Butler & Stanfel named 2012 senior nominees". Pro Football Hall of Fame. August 24, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
- ^ Florio, Mike (August 24, 2011). "Seniors Committee nominees named for 2012 HOF class". profootballtalk.com. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
- ^ Zaroo, Philip (February 4, 2012). "Former Detroit Lions offensive lineman Dick Stanfel misses Hall of Fame bid". mlive.com. Retrieved 2012-02-05.
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