Chuck Dicus

Chuck Dicus grew up a prominent part of Garland's Sports scene as an all-around athlete. Whether participating as a little league all-star or making a lay up in basketball, Chuck could be found giving it his best. As a senior at Garland High School in 1966, Chuck played quarterback for the Owls and was the team's top scorer with 59 points. But Chuck went on to achieve his greatest accomplishments as wide receiver for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. During Chuck's sophomore season at Arkansas, he ranked seventh in the entire conference with 38 pass receptions for 589 yards and eight touchdowns, setting a team single-season record, as the razorbacks tied for the Southwest Conference Championship and went on to defeat the Georgia Bulldogs in the Sugar Bowl, of which Chuck was chosen the most valuable player. During his junior and senior seasons, (1969 and 1970), as an Arkansas wide receiver, Chuck was honored as consensus All-Southwest Conference and was chosen for the first-team Kodak All-American football team both years. In his senior season, Arkansas was again conference runner-up and Chuck ranked fourth in the conference with 38 receptions for 577 yards and four touchdowns. During his three-year varsity career, the razorbacks won 28 games, losing only 5, while Chuck set all time records for most touchdown passes in one season (8), most career touchdown passes (16), most passes caught (118) and most receiving yardage (1,854 yards). In 1971 Chuck was drafted by San Diego of the NFL where he played three seasons as wide receiver. In 1984, Chuck was selected for All-Time Garland Football Team and in the same year as wide receiver on the Silver Anniversary All-Southwest second team as presented by the Texas Football Magazine.