|No. 24 (Michigan), 51 (Giants), 50 (Cowboys, Vikings)|
|Date of birth:||April 12, 1967|
|Place of birth:||Detroit, Michigan|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school:||Henry Ford (Detroit, MI)|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Robert E. "Bobby" Abrams, Jr. (born April 12, 1967) is a former American football player. He played college football as defensive back and linebacker for the University of Michigan from 1986 to 1989. He played professional football in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons as a linebacker and special teams player for the New York Giants (1990–1992, Cleveland Browns (1992), Dallas Cowboys (1992–1993), Minnesota Vikings (1993–1994) and New England Patriots (1995).
University of Michigan
Abrams enrolled at the University of Michigan in 1985 and played college football for head coach Bo Schembechler's Michigan Wolverines football teams from 1986 to 1989. He began as a defensive back at Michigan and was converted to a linebacker in 1987. He started nine games (seven at outside linebacker, two at inside linebacker) for the 1987 Michigan Wolverines football team.
As a redshirt junior, he started all 12 games at outside linebacker for the 1988 Michigan team that compiled a 9-2-1 record, won the Big Ten Conference championship, defeated USC in the 1989 Rose Bowl, and finished the season ranked #4 in the final AP Poll.
In his final year at Michigan, he again started all 12 games at outside linebacker for the 1989 Michigan team that compiled a 10-2 record, won a second consecutive Big Ten championship, lost to USC in the 1990 Rose Bowl, and finished the season ranked #7 in the final AP Poll.
Abrams went undrafted in the 1990 NFL Draft, but signed with the New York Giants. He appeared in 33 games, including two as a starter, for the Giants from 1990 to 1992. He was a backup linebacker for the Giants, behind Lawrence Taylor and Carl Banks.
Abrams joined the Minnesota Vikings for the last four games of the 1993 season. He then appeared in all 16 games for the Vikings, principally as a special team player, during the 1994 NFL season. He led the Vikings with 28 special teams tackles in 1994.
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- "All-Time Football Roster Database". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
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- "1988 Michigan Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
- "1989 Michigan Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
- "There are plenty of candidates for Banks' job". The Day. August 20, 1992. p. C7.
- "Abrams signs with New England". Bangor Daily News. March 2, 1995. p. D2.