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Former Lions OL Dick Stanfel Named as a 2016 HOF Senior Nominee


While it comes sadly after his passing, Lions fans may finally get to see former OL Dick Stanfel go into the Hall of Fame, as today he was nominated as a senior member into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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An All-Decade offensive guard in the 1950s, Stanfel was previously nominated by the Senior Committee in 1993 and 2012.

Because of a knee injury sustained in the 1951 College All-Star Game and a stint with the U.S. Army in the Pacific theatre, Stanfel’s playing career lasted just seven seasons.

One of the most decorated players in Lions history, Stanfel was a star on the 1952 and 1953 championship teams, earning the team MVP award for the latter season.

Stanfel moved on to a lengthy coaching career that crested with a Super Bowl ring as the offensive line coordinator for the Chicago Bears’ dominant ground attack in 1985.

Stanfel passed away on June 22nd, of this year at the age of 87.

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