Bob Kahler

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Bob Kahler
No. 8
Position: Defensive back / Halfback
Personal information
Date of birth: February 13, 1917
Place of birth: Grand Island, Nebraska
Date of death: April 16, 2013(2013-04-16) (aged 96)
Place of death: Palm Harbor, Florida
Career information
College: Nebraska
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing att-yards: 9-9
Receptions-yards: 2-21
Touchdowns: 0
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Robert William Kahler (February 13, 1917 – April 16, 2013) was an American football player and coach. He played defensive back and halfback in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers from 1942 to 1944. Kahler played college football at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and professionally in the NFL for three seasons. He retired from playing in 1944.[1][2]

After military service in World War II, Kahler returned to Nebraska as an assistant football and track coach. In 1947–48, he was the head football and track coach at Nebraska City High School. In 1948, he moved to State Normal School and Teacher's College in Wayne, Nebraska, now Wayne State College, as head football coach and led his team to a share of the Nebraska College Conference championship. The following year, he moved to Northern Illinois University, where he served as head coach for one season in 1955.[3]


  1. ^ "Bob Kahler Statistics". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved January 7, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Robert W. KAHLER Obituary: View Robert KAHLER's Obituary by Tampa Bay Times". 2013-04-16. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  3. ^ McEwing, Tom (May 24, 1956). "Robert Kahler Resigns College Job To Accept". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved February 26, 2011. 

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