Bill Hobbs (American football)

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Bill Hobbs
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Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1946-09-18)September 18, 1946
Place of birth: Mount Pleasant, Texas
Date of death: August 21, 2004(2004-08-21) (aged 57)
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
College: Texas A&M
NFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 8 / Pick: 184
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 1972
Games played: 43
Fumbles recovered: 1
Touchdowns: 1
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Player stats at PFR

Billie Glenn "Bill" Hobbs (September 18, 1946 – August 21, 2004) was an American football linebacker who played for four seasons in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints and two seasons in the World Football League for the Florida Blazers and San Antonio Wings. He was drafted by the Eagles in the eighth round of the 1969 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas A&M.

College career[edit]

Hobbs played college football at Texas A&M University, where he was named two-time All-Americanlinebacker (1967 and 1968), 1967 Southwest Conference Player of the Year, the 1968 Cotton Bowl Classic MVP, and National Defensive Player of the Year.

Professional career[edit]

Hobbs was drafted in the eighth round of the 1969 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles, where he played for three season. He then played for the New Orleans Saints for the 1972 season. After his NFL career, Hobbs played for the Florida Blazers and San Antonio Wings of the short-lived World Football League.

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