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Dick Hermann Bio

  Dick Hermann
Dick Hermann

Hall of Fame Class:
1985 (Football)

Florida State’s 1962 and 1963 defenses were among the best in the South and in 1964 among the best in the nation. A three-year starter at linebacker and key of that powerful defense was Marianna’s Dick Hermann. Few FSU defenders have matched his combination of toughness and quickness. He played best in the big games, Auburn and Kentucky in 1962, Auburn in ’63 and in ’64 in the wins over Florida and Oklahoma. Hermann was a leader of the 1964 defense called the “Seven Magnificents” and was the first member of that unit to be inducted into the FSU Athletics Hall of Fame. Dick Hermann won the Crenshaw Award in 1964 as the “Seminole with the biggest heart.”

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