Bob Asher (American football)
|Date of birth:||June 13, 1948|
|Place of birth:||Arlington, Virginia|
|NFL Draft:||1970 / Round: 2|
Asher attended Vanderbilt University, where he started in every game during his three years of elegibility. As a junior he was named All-South and second team All-SEC. As a senior he received first team All-SEC and Consensus All-American honors. He also played in the Chicago College All-Star Game, the North-South Shrine Game, the Senior Bowl and the Canadian American Bowl.
During the 1970 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys traded cornerback Phil Clark and running back Craig Baynham to the Chicago Bears, in exchange for a second round draft choice, that the team used to select Asher. He injured his knee as a rookie and played in only 6 games. Doctors thought he could avoid surgery on the knee, but had to eventually perform the procedure in 1971. The team placed him on injured reserve and out for all of the season.