Bob Eckl

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Bob Eckl
Date of birth (1917-11-20)November 20, 1917
Place of birth Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Date of death September 30, 1961(1961-09-30) (aged 43)
Place of death Ripon, Wisconsin
Career information
Position(s) Tackle
College Wisconsin
Career history
As player
1940-1941[1][2] Milwaukee Chiefs (AFL)
1941[3] Cincinnati Bengals (AFL)
1945 Chicago Cardinals (NFL)
Career stats

Robert Joseph Eckl (November 20, 1917 - September 30, 1961) was a professional American football player in the National Football League as a tackle for the Chicago Cardinals in 1945. Prior to that he played for the Milwaukee Chiefs of the third American Football League. In 1940 Eckl was elected to the All-AFL, with 1st team honors. A year later, he remained in the AFL, and split the season between the Chiefs and the Cincinnati Bengals.

Prior to his professional career, Eckl played at the collegiate level at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1940 Milwaukee Chiefs". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved October 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ "1941 Milwaukee Chiefs". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved October 25, 2016. 
  3. ^ *"1941 Cincinnati Bengals". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved October 25, 2016. 
  4. ^ Gill, Bob (1983). "The Best of the Rest, Part 2" (PDF). The Coffin Corner. Professional Football Researchers Association. 5 (12). Retrieved October 25, 2016. 
  5. ^ Brainerd, Steven M. (1991). "Starting at the Bottom" (PDF). The Coffin Corner. Professional Football Researchers Association. 13 (3). Retrieved October 25, 2016.