Bill Corbus

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Bill Corbus
Date of birth: (1911-10-05)October 5, 1911
Place of birth: San Francisco, California
Date of death: January 8, 1998(1998-01-08) (aged 86)
Place of death: San Francisco, California
Career information
Position(s): G
College: Stanford
Organizations

William Corbus (October 5, 1911 – January 8, 1998) was an American football guard who played for Stanford University.

College career[edit]

Nicknamed The Baby-Faced Assassin due to his youthful appearance and athletic ferocity, Corbus, who acted as placekicker as well as offensive lineman, was Stanford's first two-time All-American in 1932 and 1933.[1]

In 1933, Corbus kicked two late field goals to defeat USC 13-7,[2] helping to fulfill a promise made by his teammates from the class of 1936—a group known as the Vow Boys—to never again lose to USC.[1] That year, Corbus helped Stanford the first of three straight Rose Bowls before graduating as an honor student and student body president.[1]

After football[edit]

Corbus played in the era before the NFL draft, and did not continue in professional football. He worked for the A&P grocery store chain, retiring as vice-chairman in 1977.[3] He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1957 and is a member of the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame. His high school alma mater, Vallejo high school, named their football stadium for him.[1] He died in San Francisco, California in 1998.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Hall of Famers: Bill "The Baby-Faced Assassin" Corbus". College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
  2. ^ "Football". Time. November 20, 1933. Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
  3. ^ "Ten Gridiron Greats". Stanford Magazine. November–December 1997. Retrieved 2007-06-19.