Richard (Bo) Dickinson

Richard Lee "Bo"  Dickinson was a fullback who starred at the University of Southern Mississippi  and was drafted in the 6th round of the 1957 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears. He was signed by the Bears in January 1958 but was released during his initial training camp in September 1958. He signed with the Alouettes that same month (September 27) and was placed on the roster as a replacement for an injured Pat Abbruzzi. Dickinson scored his only touchdown in his first game in the CFL on September 28, 1958. Dickinson was released on October 14th after playing in three games, another victim of the import ratio.  At the  time, CFL teams could only keep 12 imports past a certain date, including those who were on the injury list.  With stars Pat Abbruzzi and Hal Patterson on the injured list, there was no room for Dickinson. Dickinson was released along with a couple of other imports (Joe Nicely and Dick Purnell) at the deadline.  Dickinson might have been kept except for a big performance by another import, Dick Hunter, who had caught three touchdown passes in the previous game.  Dickinson subsequently signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers in January 1959, but when he failed to make that lineup , his US pro career turned out to be in the rival NFL with  the Dallas Texans (1960-1961), the Denver Broncos (1962-1963), the Houston Oilers (1963), and the Oakland Raiders (1964).

NFL Stats For Bo Dickinson

Wikipedia Article on Richard Dickinson

GP, Rushing, Receiving and Points
Year Team GP TC Yds Avg TD Long Rec Yds Avg TD Long PTS
1958 MON 3 41 177 4.3 1 17 5 38 7.6 0 21 6


KO Returns
Year Team KOR Yds Avg TD Long
1958 MON 3 37 12.3 0 15
Richard Dickinson