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Rick Volk
Date of birth: March 15, 1945 (1945-03-15) (age 64)
Place of birth: Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
Career information
Position(s): Safety
Jersey №: 21, 23
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 1967 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45
 As player:
Baltimore Colts
New York Giants
Miami Dolphins
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 3
Awards: All-American, 1966
NFL All-Pro, 1958-19
Playing stats at

Richard Robert Volk (born March 15, 1945 in Toledo, Ohio) is a former American football player. He attended Wauseon High School in Wauseon, Ohio. He played college football at the University of Michigan, where he was selected as a first-team All-American by the Sporting News in 1966.[1] Volk played as a strong safety for twelve seasons in the NFL. He was four time selected as an NFL All-Pro (1968-1971) and three times played in the Pro Bowl (1967, 1969, 1971).[2] Volk also played in the Super Bowl twice for the Baltimore Colts as a member of the Super Bowl III team and the Super Bowl V winning team. His 30-yard interception return in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl V set up a touchdown that tied the match at 13–13 in the Colts' victory.[3]

Volk was knocked unconscious during Super Bowl III when he collided helmet-to-helmet with Jets fullback Matt Snell. During the highlight film for the game, a cut shows Volk lying on the sideline knocked out while a trainer administers smelling salts in an attempt to wake him.

Volk retired with 38 career interceptions, which he returned for 574 yards and a touchdown, along with 13 fumble recoveries.[4] He is the nephew of Bob Chappuis.


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