National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame (1993)
Through three All-America years at Maryland and 14 All-Pro years in the National Football League, Dick Modzelewski was always “Little Mo.” At 6-0, 235 pounds during his playing days at Maryland, he was one of the bigger collegiate linemen during the early 1950s. He was the second Mo at Maryland, following his older brother Ed, “Big Mo.”
Dick Modzelewski played three years at defensive tackle for the Terps on the great teams which were 24-4-1. He became Maryland’s first winner of a major national honor when he received the Outland Trophy as the nation’s top lineman in 1952. Through his career at Maryland, the Terps fashioned a 22-game unbeaten streak.
At the end of his senior season, Modzelewski was named to every All-America team. He was a second-round draft choice of the Washington Redskins. He spent 14 seasons in the NFL, with the Redskins, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns. Modzelewski was an All-Pro and played on NFL championship teams with both the Giants (1956) and the Browns (1964).
Dick Modzelewski was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame in 1993.