Richard R. Pariseau '56
Richard "Dick" Pariseau '56, was a National Honor Society graduate of Attleboro High School
at age 17, accepted at Brown and recruited as, "quarterback of the future." However, the
Naval Academy coach recommended to Dick, "Mature for another year, reach age 18, then
come to Annapolis." With this promise, Dick came to Tabor Academy for his post-grad year. His outstanding skill and leadership positioned him to be awarded the Coach's Trophy for Individual Excellence in Football, receiver of the Rip Perry Award, and voted Most Valuable Player.
On the Tabor basketball team, Dick was elected captain, leading the team to a 12-3 season. He was the top scorer and awarded the Coach's Trophy for Individual Excellence in Basketball. Dick was also introduced to the sport of lacrosse. Further proving to be a talented, natural athlete, he earned a spot on the 1st team as crease-defense.
After Tabor, Dick attended the US Naval Academy, playing halfback for Navy's football team. Dick returned kickoffs and led the team in yards, number of pass receptions, punts, punt returns (at one point leading the nation in return yardage) and pass interceptions. Dick played 58 of 60 minutes in the '59 Army vs. Navy game, where Navy won 43-12. He played in the '58 Cotton Bowl and '59 North vs. South All-Star Football game. In 1960, Dick captained Navy's National Championship Lacrosse team, was named a two-time All-American (1st Team Midfield), awarded the Stuart Oxnard Miller Memorial Lacrosse Cup and played in the North vs. South All-Star Lacrosse game.
Dick was a Nuclear Powered Submarine Officer for 20 years, business PhD graduate, graduate school professor, business owner, writer, and author of the book, Events in the Life of an Ordinary Man. He retired at age 59, "...and then my life became interesting."
Awards & Achievements:
- Attleboro Area Football
- Attleboro HS Athletic
- US Naval Academy Athletic