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 ).
Blessed with outstanding speed, exceptional agility, reflex action, and a fierce determination to excel, “Night Train” set the NFL on fire as a rookie. He intercepted a record 14 passes in the 12-game season. Besides being a constant threat to steal passes, Lane also became known as a devastating tackler.
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Dick “Night Train” Lane is one of the 7 cornerbacks selected to the #NFL100 All-Time Team! ⭐️ 3x All-Pro, 7x Pro Bowl selection ⭐️ Career: 68 INT (4th in NFL history) ⭐️ Single-season NFL record 14 INT in 1952 (as a rookie) pic.twitter.com/HBXdkAGv24
11K. 975K views 7 years ago. 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. ...more...
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 football player 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 ...
Aug 17, 2021 - 3:50 pm. Richard “Night Train” Lane was born in Austin, Texas in 1927. Abandoned by his birth mother, he was taken in by a woman named Ella Lane who was walking home that evening and heard what she thought was a cat. When she saw the baby boy, she took him home and adopted him.