Bob Asher (American football)

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Bob Asher
Date of birth: (1948-06-13) June 13, 1948 (age 66)
Place of birth: Arlington, Virginia
Career information
Position(s): Offensive lineman
College: Vanderbilt University
NFL Draft: 1970 / Round: 2
As player:
Dallas Cowboys
Chicago Bears

Robert Dabney "Bob" Asher is a former professional American football player who played offensive lineman for three seasons for the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears.

Early years[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

In 1972 he was traded to the Chicago Bears along with defensive tackle Bill Line and a second round draft choice, in exchange for quarterback Jack Concannon.[3]

Chicago Bears[edit]

Asher became the starter at right tackle and played 4 seasons with the Chicago Bears, before retiring in 1976.[4]