Dick Plasman

Herbert Gustave "Dick" Plasman (April 6, 1914 – June 23, 1981) was a professional American football player who played running back for eight seasons for the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cardinals. He is notably the last player in the NFL to play a game without a football helmet.[1] He did so in the 1940 NFL Championship game.

Dick Plasman
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born:(1914-04-06)April 6, 1914
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Died:June 23, 1981(1981-06-23) (aged 67)
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school:Miami (FL)
NFL Draft:1937 / Round: 3 / Pick: 28
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1947
Receiving yards:1,083
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR


  1. NEA (October 31, 1974). "Last man to play without helmet has hole in his head". Southeast Missourian. Retrieved April 20, 2013.

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