OLATHE, Kan. — Lynn Dickey, former Osawatomie High School quarterback, was inducted into the Greater Kansas City Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Dickey was inducted during halftime of the 28th annual BeYounion.com Kansas vs Missouri high school football game at College Boulevard Activities Center in Olathe on June 13.
He proved to be a good luck charm for Kansas as well in a 35-21 victory against Missouri.
Among those witnessing the induction were Spring Hill High School seniors Brennen Feeback and Bryce Sholze. Feeback, a tight end, and Sholze, an offensive lineman, represented the Spring Hill Broncos in the all-star game.
Dickey, a quarterback, led the Osawatomie High School Trojans to a state championship in 1967. The football stadium in Osawatomie is named after him and the Trojans retired his No. 10.
Dickey played at Kansas State University where he was one of the top passers in the Big Eight Conference. He was 10th in the Heisman Trophy voting following his senior season in 1970. He was named the MVP of the North-South Shrine Game.
He passed for 6,208 yards, which stood as a Kansas State record for 38 years. Josh Freeman broke the record in 2008.
Dickey was drafted in the third round of the National Football League draft by the Houston Oilers with the 56th pick in 1971. He played with the Houston Oilers from 1971-75 and finished his career with the Green Bay Packers, playing from 1976-1985.
Dickey was an All-Pro selection in 1983. He passed for a team-record 4,458 yards and 32 touchdowns. His single season passing record was broken by Aaron Rogers in 2011.
He passed for 23,322 yards and 141 touchdowns in his NFL career. Dickey is a member of the Kansas State Hall of Fame, the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.
His No. 11 at Kansas State was retired, honoring Dickey and his predecessor Steve Grogan. Grogan, a graduate of Ottawa High School, went on to play for the New England Patriots.