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Dave Casper

Tight End

David John Casper

Inducted 2012

Date of Birth



Bemidji, MN


University of Notre Dame (1971-1973)


Dave “The Ghost” Casper earned Honorable Mention All-America as a tackle in 1972. In 1973, he was became a tight end and was named a consensus All-America. He was the Irish Offensive MVP on Notre Dame's 1973 national title team. Taken in the second round of the 1974 NFL Draft, the NFF Scholar-Athlete played 11 seasons for the Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers and the Minnesota Vikings. Casper was named a first-team All-Pro performer five times and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002. A long-time member of the National Football Foundation Chicago Metro Chapter, Casper is a member of the Sports Faith International Hall of Fame, a Chicago- based initiative dedicated to inspiring and transforming culture through sports.


Height 6'3

Weight 240

Career Highlights

  • 1973 Academic All-America
  • 1973 Consensus All-America
  • 1973 NCAA Post Graduate Scholar
  • 1973 NFF Scholar Athlete
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