At NC State: Scoring all 29 of NC State's points, Dick Christy earned the Wolfpack its first Atlantic Coast Conference Championship in a 29-26 win in the Pack's season-finale at South Carolina on Nov. 23, 1957. Christy earned first team All-America recognition from the Associated Press and United Press International for his efforts that season. He ended his career in '57, holding 14 NC State records and four ACC records. Nearly 40 years later, Christy's jersey was retired on Nov. 8, 1997 in a game against Maryland.
In the Professional Ranks: Christry played five seasons in the NFL, splitting time with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1958), Boston Patriots (1960) and the New York Titans (1961-63). He was selected to play in the 1962 AFL All-Star game and led the AFL and NFL in punt returns in 1961 and 1962 with 21.3 and 16.7 yards per return, respectively. In 1962, he was named his team's MVP, when he led the squad in rushing, punt returns and kickoff returns.