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 ).
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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.
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
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 ...
Defensive back Dick "Night Train" Lane (1928–2002) overcame a rough-and-tumble upbringing to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As a rookie in 1952, Lane set the National Football League (NFL) record for interceptions in a season, with 14. Though the NFL later expanded its schedule to 16 games from 12, the record still stood as of 2006.
Night Train Lane, a fearsome tackler who was perhaps the finest cornerback in pro football history, died Tuesday in Austin, Tex., his hometown. He was 73. The cause was a heart attack, his son ...