Richard (Dick) W. Mack
Inducted in 2010
Richard (Dick) W. Mack was a football player and ran track at Bucyrus High School in 1969-71. He earned two varsity letters in football and three in track. He was an all NOL track winner and football linebacker and was an All-Ohio linebacker in 1970. Dick’s Bucyrus Redmen football team went 10-0 in 1970. Dick was named All-NOL offensive tackle and linebacker and was also named the Offensive Lineman Player of the Year, Division II, for the State of Ohio in 1970. In 1971, he was on the NOL District Championship track team and set the Bucyrus High school shot put record at 52’6”. He attended The Ohio State University and graduated in 1975 with a B.S. in International Studies and finished his law degree, J.D. from the Ohio State University College of Law, in 1978. Dick played for Woody Hayes and the Buckeyes and lettered in football from 1972-1974. He was the starting guard when OSU beat USC in the Rose Bowl in 1974. Dick played in three Rose Bowl games. He was also a key blocker for Archie Griffin in 1974 (who was on his way to winning two Heisman Trophies). Dick also played center in 1974. He was a First Team All -Big Ten offensive guard in 1974 and also played lacrosse at OSU in 1975. While attending Law School, Dick was a graduate assistant under Coach Hayes. In the “Game of My Life Ohio State, Memorable Stories of Buckeye Football” (by Steven Greenberg and Laura Lanese, 2006) Dick stated that “being able to earn two degrees while playing football, being part of the greatest athletic program, and being around Coach Hayes were my greatest accomplishments”. Dick was an assistant football coach for the University of Cincinnati, coaching tight ends and receivers from 1978-1980. He is currently an attorney and trust officer/manager for the National City Bank/PNC in Cleveland, Ohio. Dick is married to Kathy and they have four children Walker, Kaitlin, Ian, and Taylor. Dick’s brother, Tom, played for the L.A. Rams and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1999 and his father, Ray, played for the Cleveland Indians in the 1940’s.