Best Wildcats to Play in the NFL – Number 3: Lynn Dickey
NFL quarterback from 1971-1985
Lynn Dickey comes in at number three on this list and was with K-State football from 1968-1970. Dickey had a nice career while at K-State and I actually ranked him fifth overall when it comes to all-time KSU quarterbacks.
He held the record for most passing yards in a game for 32 years.
Dickey was a third round draft pick by the Houston Oilers in the 1971 NFL Draft and was with the Oilers for four seasons before being traded to Green Bay. Dickey had a hell of a career with the Packers during his tenure there, throwing for over 21,000 yards and 133 touchdowns in nine seasons.
Dickey was always a bit prone to throwing interceptions (as evidenced by his 179 total interceptions during his career), but he is still one of the most successful Wildcats to ever play in the pros. He held the record for most passing yards in a game for 32 years, until Matt Flynn broke it in 2012.
Lynn Dickey’s career stats are weakened a bit by the amount of interceptions he threw, but he still tossed for 23,322 yards and 141 touchdowns during his 13-year career. His number (along with another guy yet to appear on this list) is the only one to be retired by Kansas State.
He’s the third best KSU alum to play in the NFL.
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