Randy Duncan RIP

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Randy Duncan
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Randy Duncan Date of birth March 15, 1937
Place of birth Osage, Iowa
Date of death September 27, 2016 (aged 79)
Place of death Des Moines, Iowa
Career information
Position(s) Quarterback
Uniform number 36, 24, 15
College Iowa
NFL draft 1959 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
(By the NFL's Green Bay Packers)
Career history
As player
(1959–1960) CFL BC Lions
(1961) AFL Dallas Texans
Career highlights and awards

1958 Helms Foundation PoY
1958 Walter Camp Foundation PoY

Career stats
TD–INT 1–3
Yards 361
Passer rating 41.9

Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

College Football Hall of Fame

Hearst Randolph "Randy" Duncan, Jr. (March 15, 1937 – September 27, 2016) was an American gridiron football quarterback and lawyer.

He played college football at the University of Iowa. He played in two Rose Bowls (1957, 1959) and has been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Duncan was the #1 overall pick in the 1959 NFL Draft and played professionally for Canadian Football League's BC Lions and the American Football League's Dallas Texans.
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Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:05 pm

As a kid, we lived close to Empire Stadium. We would go down to the field behind the stadium to watch practice in the evening. We saw Randy Duncan snd the boys. He would lift up the face of his helmet and spit between reps. LOL It was noticeable because no one else seemed to spit, by any means or method. Football, baseball, hockey. Lots of spitting. The hockey guys spit at their bench. Ughhh Basketball guys cannot spit, so it seems that spitting is not necessary, more of a habit.

I was too young to know much about football at the time, but we knew he had been the #1 pick in the NFL, and we got him. :thup:

RIP Randy Duncan.
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Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:25 pm

RIP Randy.

Two greats came North that year: Randy and his teammate Willie Flemming. As fast as Willie was on foot, Randy was as slow. They provided an amazing amount of excitement for this young fan, though the results didn't significantly improve for some years, when the other Rose Bowl starter (Cal's Joe Kapp) came over from Calgary. That formed the basis for the Joe and Willy show, a delight on the ground and in the air. I wish we had more of those highlights on video; they were a treat!

But Randy's decision started things moving for the Lions.

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