Former TJC All-America quarterback Jim Dickey dies at 83


(Patrick) #1

Dickey was quarterback for the Apaches in 1952 and 1953. He went on to star at the University of Houston. He was an inaugural inductee into the TJC Sports Circle of Honor in 1995.

He was also the first football coach to guide Kansas State to a bowl game.


I haven’t seen too much written about Dickey’s time in Houston so here’s a little that I could find about it:

Dickey, who wore number 11, was Houston’s QB in 1954 and 1955 and was named 1st Team all-MVC his senior year ('55). He led the team in total offense in both years and led the team in all-purpose yards his junior year when he was the primary punt returner and kickoff returner. He also was the first UH player to run back a kickoff for a TD when he ran one back 92 yards against Villanova in 1954.

He was also an assistant coach for Houston in 1964-65 which was prior to his time at Kansas State.


(Patrick) #2

(R. Gene Tanner) #3

JIMMY DICKEY WAS THE STARTING QB MY FRESHMAN YEAR AT UH. TALL
(AT THAT TIME) AND SLIM. ONE OF THE THINGS I REMEMBER WAS YOU
COULD NEVER GET A GOOD SOLID HIT ON JIMMY. AT THE LAST HE COULD
SHIFT HIS HIPS SO YOU HIT A GRACING SHOT. WAS THE STARTER IN 54-55/
HAD A BROTHER WHO ALSO PLAYED AT UH LATER. RIP JIMMY.


(Chris) #4

Prayers and thoughts to his his entire family and friends.


#5

Thank you Mr. Dickey for being a Houston Cougar. Kind sir…may you Rest In Peace.