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Dick Duden


Henry Richard Duden, Jr.

Inducted 2001

Date of Birth



Pottstown, PA


United States Naval Academy (1943-1945)


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 consensus 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.


Height 6'3

Weight 212

Career Highlights

  • 1945 Consensus All-America
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