Rice Institute Owls football player Dr. Richard A. Chapman #78
Dateundated ca. 1952-1953
Rice Athletic Hall of Fame
Black and white photograph of Rice Institute Owls football player Richard A. Chapman (number 78), class of 1954, accompanied by text headlining his achievement and entry into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. Caption reads: Dr Richard A. Chapman, Class of 1954, was a top product of what Coaches Jess Neely and Joe Davis called the “Up-End Kids”, the hard-hitting 1950 Rice Owlets that grew from that freshman year into SWC co-champs and Cotton Bowl Champions of 1953-54. Dick was one of the 1953 team’s tri-captains. All-SWC tackle in 1952, Dick went all the way to All-American tackle in 1953 then was first draft choice of the Detroit Lions but chose not to go into pro ball. Coming to Rice from Waxahachie High, Dick was a superb scholar as well as athlete. He was chosen by his teammates for the Bob Quin Award. He went on to highest scholarship attainment to become Dr. Richard Chapman, Ph.D. He now is in high-level research in physics for Texas Instruments in Dallas.
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