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Rich Lucas
Rich  Lucas


Inducted into the College Hall of Fame: 1986

All-American Selection: 1959

Rich Lucas, who was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame in 1986, enjoyed an outstanding Penn State career as a two-way player from 1957-59. He won the Maxwell Award, was a first-team All- American at quarterback and was second in the 1959 Heisman Trophy balloting. As a senior, the Glassboro, Pa., native led Penn State to a 9-2 record and a 7-0 victory over Alabama in the first Liberty Bowl. He led the team in rushing (325 yards) and passed for 913 yards and five touchdowns, completing 58 of 117 passes. He also punted 20 times for a 34.0-yard average and returned five interceptions for 114 yards. Following a brief professional football career, he entered athletic administration at Penn State. He retired in 1998 as an assistant athletic director. Lucas resides in State College, Pa


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