After WWII, Dick played professional football for the Los Angeles Bulldogs (1946) of the Pacific Coast Professional Football League, then the Los Angeles Dons (1947-1948), and the Chicago Rockets (1949) in the All-American Football Conference (AAFC). In 1950, the AAFC merged with the National Football League, Dick became a free agent, but he ended his football career at that time.
Around 1950, Dick rejected an offer from the Leo Burnett Ad Agency to become the 'Marlboro Man' because he didn't want to promote cigarette smoking.
Education: (1) Hickman High School, Columbia, Missouri. (2) University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California, B.A. Degree.
During 1942-1946, Dick served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he rehabilitated wounded combat soldiers. He also recruited, coached, and played for the Army football team.
Dick received a military funeral and burial at the U.S. National Cemetery in Riverside, California.