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Whitefish Bay Blue Dukes Football Hall of Fame

Randy Dean

Randy Dean

Photo Credit: N.Y. Giants/Randy Dean

Randy Dean played for the Blue Dukes Varsity during the 1971 and 1972 seasons. In 1972 under Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame Coach Bob Albrightston, he started at quarterback, leading Whitefish Bay to a co-championship in the Milwaukee Suburban Conference. He was also selected by the Associated Press for the news organization’s All-State First Team for the 1972 season.

College Career

Randy went on to play in The Big Ten for Northwestern University, first as a punter and then at quarterback for the Wildcats during the 1975 and 1976 seasons. Overall, he threw for 2,699 yards with 188 completions on 377 attempts. He was also an NCAA Top Five Award Winner for athletic and academic excellence in 1977.

1976 Olympics

Dean was a member of the U.S. Handball Team, playing alongside his twin brother at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal where he scored 24 goals over the team’s five matches. He was the leading scorer for the U.S. team, and 8th overall in the Games.

NFL Career

In 1977, Randy was drafted by the New York Giants in the 5th round, and played three seasons with the team. He was traded to the Green Bay Packers in 1980.

After his football career, Dean returned to Milwaukee to serve in executive leadership positions for several for-profit and non-profit corporations. He is currently the executive director of the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee, which is one of the world’s premier facilities for Olympic speedskaters.

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