The Rutgers community is mourning the loss of former quarterback Richard Policastro, who was a member of the university’s Hall of Fame. He died at the age of 72 after suffering a massive stroke, according to a report.
Policastro was a quarterback at Rutgers and was inducted into the Rutgers Athletics Hall of Fame for his contributions to the program in the late 1960s. He transferred to Rutgers from Virginia Military Institute in 1968.
In his first season with the Scarlet Knights, Policastro threw for 994 yards and 15 touchdowns for the season. He set single-game records with four touchdown passes in a game, 17 completions, 30 attempts, 309 yards and 309 yards.
Policastro then threw 14 touchdown passes in 1969. He also threw five touchdown passes in a game against Colgate, breaking his own record. That season, he was a first-team All-East selection.
In those two seasons, Rutgers had a 14-5 record.