Richard Trapp

Richard Trapp

Richard Trapp
No. 28, 44
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1946-09-21) September 21, 1946
Place of birth: Lynwood, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school: Bradenton (FL) Manatee
College: Florida
NFL draft: 1968 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1969
Games played: 22
Receptions: 26
Receiving yards: 274
Stats at
Stats at

Richard Earl Trapp (born September 21, 1946) is an American former college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in the American Football League (AFL) for two seasons during the late 1960s. Trapp played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, played professionally for the Buffalo Bills and San Diego Chargers of the AFL.


  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
  • Life after football 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • Bibliography 7

Early years

He was born in Lynwood, California.[1] Trapp attended Manatee High School in Bradenton, Florida,[2] where he was a standout high school football player for the Manatee Hurricanes.

College career

Trapp accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the

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  2. ^, Players, Richard Trapp. Retrieved September 11, 2011.
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  4. ^ F Club, Hall of Fame, Gator Greats. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  5. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1968 National Football League / American Football League Draft. Retrieved March 19, 2012.
  6. ^ a b National Football League, Historical Players, Richard Trapp. Retrieved September 11, 2011.


See also

Trapp is a practicing attorney in Orlando, Florida.

Life after football

The Buffalo Bills selected Trapp in the third round (83rd pick overall) of the 1968 combined draft,[5] and he played for the Bills during the 1968 season.[6] During his one year with the Bills, he played in all fourteen games, and caught twenty-four passes for 235 yards.[1] During his second season, he saw limited action with the San Diego Chargers in eight games.[1] He finished his professional football career with twenty-six receptions for 274 yards.[6]

Professional career

Trapp graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in 1969, and a law degree in 1974, and was later inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame.[4]

team in 1967 and 1968. Florida Gators baseball's Dave Fuller He also played for coach [3] in 1967.Fergie Ferguson Award (SEC) selection in 1966 and 1967, and the recipient of the Gators' Southeastern Conference Trapp was a first-team All-[3]