Bob Gaiters

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Bob Gaiters
Position: Halfback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1938-02-26) February 26, 1938 (age 79)
Place of birth: Zanesville, Ohio
Career information
College: New Mexico State
NFL Draft: 1961 / Round: 2 / Pick: 17
AFL draft: 1961 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 31
Offensive yards: 848
Touchdowns: 8

Robert James Gaiters (born February 26, 1938) is an American former National Football League player.

Gaiters attended Santa Ana Junior College, and transferred to New Mexico State University in 1959.[1] He was a star player on its Aggies football team.[2] A fast tailback weighing over two hundred pounds,[3] Gaiters helped lead the Aggies during their undefeated season in 1960, and claimed the collegiate national championships in rushing and scoring.[4][5]

He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 1961 American Football League Draft and by the New York Giants in the 1961 NFL Draft. He played two seasons in the NFL, spending time with the Giants and San Francisco 49ers. He finished his career in 1963 with the Broncos of the AFL.[6]

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  1. ^ "Spring Football Drills Underway at NuMex State". Alamagordo Daily News. Alamagordo, NM. AP. April 15, 1959. Retrieved September 7, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "'Best Game Of Life'". Alamagordo Daily News. Alamagordo, NM. January 3, 1960. Retrieved September 7, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Starting Eleven". Alamagordo Daily News. Alamagordo, NM. December 28, 1960. Retrieved September 7, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Gaiters Holds Two Crowns". Alamagordo Daily News. Alamagordo, NM. AP. November 23, 1960. Retrieved September 7, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "College Football 1960 Year Summary". Sports-reference.com. SportsDirect. 2015. Retrieved September 7, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Bob Gaiters Statistics". Pro-football-reference.com. SportsDirect. 2015. Retrieved September 7, 2015.