Sometimes news gets by us. Thankfully, we were reminded by one of our bloggers, D.K., that a major figure in Pro Football Folklore passed away, and is worth a few words from us.
Last week, Dick Stanfel, a man who is ranked at #30 by us on our Notinhalloffame.com Football list passed away at the age of 87. Stanfel was a two time NFL Champion (1952 & 1953) with the Detroit Lions and was a member of the 1950’s All-Decade Team. The Offensive Guard would also be chosen for five Pro Bowls.
Following his playing career, Stanfel would enjoy a long tenure as an Offensive Line Coach, most notably a decade with the Chicago Bears, where he was a coach on the 1985 Bears Super Bowl winning team.
Stanfel would twice be named as a Senior Nominee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but would not be selected.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Dick Stanfel at this time.