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September 19, 2013
Rick and I played against each other in high school but became teammates at UF. He was and still is still considered one of the all time greats at UF. I followed his career wHen he played with the Bears and he was a member of our Golden Era Gators.mrest in peace my friend! You will be missed.
September 19, 2013
Met Rick during Polly and my High School
Class Reunions. Every subsequent Reunion;I've looked forward to seeing him,talking Football and discussing
memories from the past, Being the same
age, we clicked instantly. what a great
guy..absolutely unforgetable!..Sure will be missed. Sincere condolences
to my friend Polly & family.
September 19, 2013
I was a 22 year old free agent defensive end from St. John's University in Collegeville, MN, in the summer of 1966 at the Miami Dolphins training camp. Mostly, the defensive players hung out together. But one day on the bus that took us to the practice field, Rick Caseres sat down next to me. I was pretty much in awe, but he set me at ease immediately. He didn't really know anyone either, and over the next several weeks while I was in camp we had several conversations on a range of topics, mostly football and life in the NFL. He treated me like a person instead of nobody rookie free agent. He probably never even noticed when I got cut from the team, but his decency to me made a huge impression and I never forgot it. Meeting him was the highlight of my time with the Dolphins. He was a terrific professional and a good guy who, unlike many of the highly paid rookies back then,had his head on straight and knew how to treat people.

I want to extend my sympathies to the family on their loss.

Mike Collins
La Crosse, Wisconsin
September 19, 2013
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