Dick LeBeau started his college football career in the 1950’s. A time when athletes played both offense and defense. LeBeau played for Woody Hayes and The Ohio State Buckeyes. He played both halfback and cornerback. In 1957, Dick LeBeau scored two touchdowns against the hated rival, the Michigan Wolverines. That same year the Buckeyes won a National Championship while Dick LeBeau was a sophomore.
Although LeBeau was drafted by Cleveland in 1959, he was made a free agent. He was soon picked up by the Detroit Lions according to www.wikipedia.org.
Dick LeBeau played cornerback for the Detroit Lions for fourteen years. He played with football players Lane, Lary and Barney. All these players are in the National Football League Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Dick LeBeau was just inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.
During the fourteen years as a Detroit Lion cornerback, Dick LeBeau played in one hundred and eighty-five games stated www.wikipedia.org. He also holds a record as playing cornerback for 171 games in a row. LeBeau played in three NFL Pro Bowl games.
In 1973, Dick LeBeau started his coaching career with the Philadelphia Eagles. He has been an assistant coach for the Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was the Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach during 2000-2002. As Defensive Coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dick LeBeau has two Super Bowl rings. In 2008, Dick LeBeau received the honor of being named “Defensive Coordinator of the Year” by Sporting News.
Dick LeBeau was born Charles Richard LeBeau on September 9, 1937 in London, Ohio. LeBeau has been geared towards team play during his college years, his NFL career and the 36 years he has coached. The fact that the whole Steelers team attended the induction of Dick LeBeau into the NFL Hall of Fame speaks volumes for his football career. Dick LeBeau has definitely become a respected football player and coach.