Dick "Night Train" Lane (deceased) was a native of Austin who started his career at Anderson High School. He made Jr. College All-American at Scottsbluff Jr. College in 1947 and after joining the army, Lane made the 1952 LA Rams team as an undrafted free agent. It took the 6'2, 290 lb. defensive back 12 games to set the NFL record for most interceptions in a season (14) and by a rookie. His 68 career interceptions while playing for the LA Rams (1952-3), Chicago Cardinals (1954-9), and Detroit Lions (1960-5) ranks third in NFL history. Lane was voted All-NFL 5 times and went to 6 Pro Bowls. He was a member of the NFL's 75th Anniversary All-Time Team and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1974. Lane was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.

Dick "Night Train" Lane

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