|Born:||February 16, 1920|
Menominee Township, Michigan
|Died:||April 3, 2006 (aged 86)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||181 lb (82 kg)|
|High school:||Oshkosh (WI)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 1945|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Richard Alfred Erdlitz (February 16, 1920 in Menominee Township, Michigan – April 3, 2006 in Melbourne, Florida) was an American football running back in the National Football League and All-America Football Conference. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1942 and 1945 and for the Miami Seahawks in 1946. He played college football and college baseball at Northwestern.
While playing college football for the Northwestern Wildcats, Erdlitz earned All-Western Conference honors. He was invited to play in the College All-Star Game as the starting quarterback for the College All-Stars on August 28, 1942.
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- "ZUPPKE READIES TWO TEAMS FOR PRO BEARS". St. Petersburg Times. August 18, 1942. Retrieved 2010-05-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Glory Passes Close to Fishman". Toledo Blade. May 11, 1942. Retrieved 2010-05-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)