Charles "Chuck" Dicus was born October 2, 1948 in Odessa, Texas. He
is a former wide receiver and a member of the College Football Hall
of Fame. Dicus played college football at the University of Arkansas
and professionally two seasons in the National Football League (NFL)
with the San Diego Chargers. He later served as president of the
Razorback Foundation, the private organization that raises funds for
school athletic endeavors, for 17 years.
Dicus played wide receiver for the Razorbacks from 1968 to 1970,
ending his career the top receiver in team history at the time. His
totals of 118 catches and 1854 yards still rank as the 8th best
career totals for the team. Arkansas had a 28-5 record in the years
he played. He was selected All-Southwest Conference in each of his
three seasons and received 1st team All-America honors from the
American Football Coaches Association in his junior year and the
AFCA, Associated Press and Walter Camp Foundation after his senior
season. In his junior season, He was chosen Most Valuable Player in
the 1969 Sugar Bowl for catching 12 passes for 169 yards and the
game's only touchdown. He also played in the 1970 Hula Bowl and the
All-American Game after completing his college playing eligibility.
He was inducted into the Razorback Hall of Honor in 1993 and
selected a member of the school's All-Century Team in 1994.
Dicus's career in the National Football League spanned two seasons
with the San Diego Chargers and one season with the Pittsburgh
Steelers. His career totals included 24 receptions for 319 yards and
After ending his professional football career, Dicus joined the
staff of Richard Williamson at the University of Memphis, then known
as Memphis State University. He also sold real estate in the
off-season. In 1991, Dicus became president of the Razorback
Foundation, a position he would hold until his sudden ouster in
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