Oakland Raiders QB: What Happened To Eldridge Dickey?

April 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Let's just say that being in the right place, at the right time is a powerful, positive factor in the careers of some people. Have you wondered if factors other than performance helped or hindered the careers of quarterbacks who were the chosen ones of past and present?
I wonder. And, when I wonder, I do research.
A historian who happens to be the relative of the late Eldridge Dickey, a man who could have been the first Black quarterback in the NFL, has a perspective of Dickey's story that he wants to share. He will be interviewed, April 23, 2010.
Some preliminary research is being done in preparation for the interview. Here is a quote that establishes a framework:
"In 1968 Dickey was drafted in the first round by the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders also selected University of Alabama quarterback Ken Stabler in the second round. Despite reports that Dickey outperformed Stabler at training camp, Dickey was moved to wide receiver for the start of the season. It is unknow...

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