Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Dick Duden

Dick Duden


  • Position: End
  • School: Navy
  • High School: Andover, MA (Phillips Andover Academy)
  • Years: 1943-1945
  • Inducted: 2001
  • Place of Birth: Pottstown, PA
  • Date of Birth: Nov 29, 1924
  • Place of Death: Severna Park, MD
  • Date of Death: Mar 31, 2013
  • Jersey Number: 88
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 212

Member Biography

Dick Duden began his career at Navy as a blocking single wing quarterback on offense, and a linebacker on defense. In 1945, he was moved to end. He had a sensational season being named All-America by Associated Press, United Press, Grantland Rice, Sporting News, Central Press, Football Writers, Football Coaches, All-America Board, New York Sun, New York News, and Football Digest. International News Service named him second team All-America. The Washington Touchdown Club named him Lineman of the Year. He was captain of a Navy team that had a 7-1-1 record. Duden was an all-around athlete, standing 6-3, weighing 212, winning nine letters--three each in football, basketball, and baseball. He received the Naval Academy Athletic Association Sword as the top athlete in his class. Duden served as a Navy officer 1946-49, played one year with the New York Giants, and returned to Navy as assistant football coach at the Academy. In 1973, he was named to the all-time Army-Navy football team, chosen by a panel of sports writers.
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