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Dick Drummond
Dick  Drummond

Football (Inducted 1982)



Dick Drummond ('64) played halfback for the Colonials' football team for three seasons. The 6-1, 205-pound athlete was an All-Met halfback and three times on the All-Southern Conference team, where he was once Southern Conference Player of the Week. He tied a Southern Conference record when he scored four times in the first night game ever played at D.C. Stadium (now RFK). He also was Associated Press honorable mention for All-America in 1962.

In his career, Drummond gained 1,814 rushing yards and scored 19 touchdowns--a GW record 118 points. He excelled at broken field running and as a sophomore led the nation in kickoff returns with an average of 41.3 yards per return. Drummond twice earned the honor of most valuable player before starring in the 1964 Senior Bowl. This included an 82-yard return for a touchdown against Florida State in his collegiate debut and an 86-yard score against William & Mary.

Drafted as a halfback by both the Chicago Bears (NFL) and San Diego Chargers (AFL), he refused to sign because he wanted to attend medical school at GW starting in 1963. He was traded to Washington where he played for the Redskins for one season.

Drummond graduated from GW medical school in 1967, becoming a radiologist at GW, Washington Hospital Center and Sibley Hospital. A D.C. native, Drummond attended Woodrow Wilson High School and started college at the University of Iowa, transferring to GW after his freshman year. Drummond, who retired in 2008, is married. He and his wife Pat have four children, Richard Jr., Heather, Barton and David.