Bob Ptacek

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Bob Ptacek
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Ptacek in 1958 against Illinois
Date of birth: (1937-04-23) April 23, 1937 (age 77)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: International
Position(s): QB/DB/LB
Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 1959 / Round: 8 / Pick: 87
Drafted by: Cleveland Browns
Organizations
As player:
1959
1960-1965
Cleveland Browns
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1964
CFL West All-Star: 1961, 1964
Career stats
Playing stats at NFL.com

Robert J. "Bob" Ptacek, Jr. (born April 23, 1937) is a former professional American and Canadian football quarterback, defensive back, and linebacker who was drafted in the 1959 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.[1] He played for the Browns during the 1959 NFL season.[2] He also was a Canadian Football League All-Star with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1964 as a defensive back and was an all Western Conference linebacker in 1961.

Michigan[edit]

He had been the starting quarterback for the Michigan Wolverines football team for all nine games of the 1958 NCAA Division I-A football season and he was named the team Most Valuable Player,[3] as well as the Hula Bowl and College All-Star Game MVP.[4] In 1956 and 1957, Jim Van Pelt had been the starting quarterback, but Ptacek started two games at halfback in 1956.[5] In the 1958 Michigan-Ohio State game, Ptacek set a new Big Ten Conference record of 24 pass completions in a single game; Ptacek's 24 completions were good for 241 yards and two touchdowns.[6] In August 1959, he was voted the Most Valuable Player in the 26th Annual College All-Star game, matching the college all-stars against the Baltimore Colts.[7] Ptacek had attended Holy Name High School in Cleveland.[8]

Professional career[edit]

He played for Saskatchewan from 1960–65, and he was inducted into the Saskatchewan Roughriders Plaza of Honour in 2001.[9] During his career in the CFL, he scored four rushing touchdowns on offense and two on interception returns. He passed for 299 completions, including 25 touchdowns, on a total of 525 pass attempts.[10] He was named to the All-Canadian team as a defensive back in 1964 as well as All-WFC in 1961 as a linebacker and 1964 defensive back.[10]

He holds the Canadian Football League record for most fumble returns in a playoff season with 3 in 1963.[11]

Statistics[edit]

PASSING RUSHING RECEIVING DEFENSE
Season Team Attempts Completions Yards TDs Int. Carries Yards TDs Rec Yards TDs Int. Yards TDs Fumble
1959 Cleveland 3 13 0
1960 Saskatchewan 178 99 1469 7 9 49 204 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1961 Saskatchewan 52 29 317 0 5 23 88 0 6 112 0 3 94 1 0
1962 Saskatchewan 206 125 2317 15 10 34 149 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
1963 Saskatchewan 24 12 131 1 2 7 0 0 2 31 0 3 71 1 1
1964 Saskatchewan 65 34 413 2 8 17 5 1 0 0 0 3 75 0 0
1965 Saskatchewan 3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1959 NFL Player Draft". databaseFootball.com. databaseSports.com. 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-18. 
  2. ^ "All-Time Players: Bob Ptacek". NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved 2007-12-18. 
  3. ^ "1958 Football Team". The Regents of the University of Michigan. 2007-03-31. Retrieved 2007-12-18. 
  4. ^ "I-A College Football: College Football Matchup - Hula Bowl". MercuryNews.com. San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  5. ^ "1956 Football Team". The Regents of the University of Michigan. 2007-03-31. Retrieved 2007-12-18. 
  6. ^ UPI wire service report (1958-11-23). "Michigan Upset Hopes Chilled By Buckeyes". Syracuse Herald-American. 
  7. ^ AP wire service report (1959-08-16). "Ptacek Is College All-Star MVP". The Modesto Bee. 
  8. ^ "Bob Ptacek". databaseFootball.com. databaseSports.com. 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-18. 
  9. ^ "PLAZA OF HONOUR". Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club. Archived from the original on 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  10. ^ a b Phillips, Curt (1997). Saskatchewan Roughriders: Player Reference 1960–1996. Westar Copier Co., Inc. p. 215. ISBN 0-9682211-0-6. 
  11. ^ "HISTORY >> All-Time Playoff Records". Canadian Football League. Retrieved 2008-01-16.