Bob Skoronski

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Bob Skoronski
Bob Skoronski.jpg
No. 76
Position: Offensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1934-03-05) March 5, 1934 (age 82)
Place of birth: Ansonia, Connecticut
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 249 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school: Fairfield (CT) Prep
College: Indiana
NFL Draft: 1956 / Round: 5 / Pick: 56
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Robert Francis "Bob" Skoronski (born March 5, 1934) is a former American football player, a tackle in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers for eleven seasons.[1]

Early years[edit]

Born in Ansonia, Connecticut, Skoronski went to high school at Fairfield College Preparatory School in Connecticut, and played college football at Indiana University in Bloomington.[2] As a senior in 1955, he was the Hoosiers' most valuable player and averaged fifty minutes per game.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Skoronski was selected in the fifth round of the 1956 NFL draft, 56th overall, by the Green Bay Packers. He started at left tackle in his rookie season in 1956 under third-year head coach Lisle Blackbourn, and then served two years in the U.S. Air Force.[2][4] Skoronski returned to the team in 1959, the first season under head coach Vince Lombardi.[4]

Skoronski was the offensive left tackle and offensive captain on Lombardi's five NFL championship teams. He played in the Pro Bowl following the 1966 season (and the first Super Bowl).[5]

Following his eleventh season in the NFL, Skoronski retired in June 1969,[6][7] and was elected to the Packers Hall of Fame in 1976.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Montgomery, Roger (February 3, 1975). "Bob Skoronski may begin new career". The Day. New London, Connecticut. p. 26. 
  2. ^ a b "Skoronski wins key; Billard stay helped". The Day. New London, Connecticut. November 15, 1974. p. 20. 
  3. ^ Lea, Bud (January 25, 1956). "Packers sign Burris, Morris, Skoronski". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 4, part 2. 
  4. ^ a b "Skoronski, Knafelc join Packer fold". Milwaukee Sentinel. April 11, 1959. p. 6, part 2. 
  5. ^ St. Amant, Joe (January 20, 1967). "Unitas gets Pro Bowl nod over Starr". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah. UPI. p. 2C. 
  6. ^ "Career ends for Skoronski". Milwaukee Journal. June 10, 1969. p. 15, part 2. 
  7. ^ Lea, Bud (June 11, 1969). "Retirements force Pack to revamp line". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 1, part 2. 

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