Bob Stein (American football)

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Bob Stein
Date of birth: (1948-01-22) January 22, 1948 (age 66)
Place of birth: United States Minneapolis, MN
Career information
Position(s): Linebacker
Height: 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
College: Minnesota
AFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 5 / Pick: 126
Organizations
As player:
1969
1970-1972
1973-1974
1975
1975
Kansas City Chiefs (AFL)
Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Rams
Minnesota Vikings
San Diego Chargers
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Robert Allen Stein is a former American football linebacker. He played collegiately for the University of Minnesota and was both Football and Academic All-American in 1967 and 1968. He began his professional career in 1969 with the American Football League's Kansas City Chiefs, with whom he won the fourth and final AFL-NFL World Championship Game after the 1969 pro football season. In speaking of that game, he has said: "I will always remember guys like Jerry Mays, Johnny Robinson, Budde, Tyrer, Arbanas, Buck, Bobby Bell, etc. nearly crying in our Super Bowl locker room before Super Bowl IV when they were surprised by the AFL patch that Hank Stram put on our jersey shoulders after all the years of being called an inferior league. Winning the game wasn't bad either." Stein at age 21 was the youngest player to ever play in a Super Bowl. Stein graduated in the top 10% of the University of Missouri - Kansas City Law School, having attended while playing full-time for the Chiefs.

Stein was the first president and CEO of the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves, a position he held until 1995.[1] He was a long-time sports agent before becoming President of the Timberwolves, and is a licensed attorney. Additionally, he was appointed to the Minnesota Boxing Commission in December 2007 by Governor Tim Pawlenty.[2]

Stein is a member of the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame,[3] the St. Louis Park (MN) Athletic Hall of Fame and the University of Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame. He was a HS All-American and a two-time All-American for the Minnesota Gophers in 1967 and 1968. He is also in the HOF of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.[4] H

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Bob has four children Lauren, Brooke, Carly, and Ben. Ben was awarded Outstanding Scholar Athlete in the Greater Minneapolis area in 2005.

Bob also recently broke into commercial acting, playing the role of "Johnson" in a 2009 television spot for the online printing company Docucopies.com.[5]

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