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Night Train Lane. Richard Lane (April 16, 1928 – January 29, 2002), commonly known as Dick "Night Train" Lane, was an American professional football player who was a cornerback for 14 years in the National Football League (NFL). He played for the Los Angeles Rams ( 1952 – 1953 ), Chicago Cardinals ( 1954 – 1959 ), and Detroit Lions ( 1960 – 1965 ).
Night Train Lane. Richard Lane Position: DB-E 6-1, 194lb (185cm, 87kg) Born: April 16, 1928 in Austin, TX. Died: January 29, 2002 in Austin, TX. College: Western Nebraska CC. Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 55 (1330th overall since 1960) High School: L.C. Anderson Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 1974
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Lane was chosen as a member of the All-Nebraska team and the NJCAA All-American team. One of the hardest hitting players of all time! Dick “Night Train” Lane will be honored during the inaugural NJCAA Foundation Awards event, presented by the Nicole & David Foundation, tonight at 6:30 PM ET.
Dick Lane, in full Richard Lane, also called Night Train, (born April 16, 1928, Austin, Texas, U.S.—died Jan. 29, 2002, Austin), American gridiron footballplayer who is widely considered one of the greatest cornerbacks in National Football League(NFL) history. Lane was named to seven Pro Bowls over the course of his career, and his 14 interceptions during the 1952 season are an NFL record.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Cornerback Dick "Night Train" Lane comes in at number 30 on NFL Films' "The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players" list produced in 2010. Show more.
Dick Lane was Dick “Night Train” Lane to his Rams teammates. Within a year or two, he was almost universally known by the name, so much so that many people never called him Dick. In his rookie season, Lane set an NFL single season record for interceptions with 14, which stands to this day even though the length of the season at the time was only 12 games.
One of the greatest defensive backs in NFL history. Could bait quarterbacks into throwing him the football and could knock out players with a vicious tackle....
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During his Historic 1952 Rookie Season, Night Train quickly established himself as a Fearless Hunter in search of Picks whenever and however he could get them. For 70 years & counting, he has held the NFL Interceptions Record, 14 Interceptions in 1 season, which still stands today and in all Major Sports Records books. Many NFL Greats have come after, but none have come seriously close to Breaking this mark.