Bob Svihus

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Bob Svihus
No. 76
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1943-06-21) June 21, 1943 (age 72)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Career information
College: Southern California
NFL draft: 1965 / Round: 4 / Pick: 53
(By the Dallas Cowboys)
AFL draft: 1965 / Round: 3 / Pick: 19
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • AFL Champion, 1967
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 122
Games started: 70
Fumble recoveries: 1
Stats at NFL.com

Robert Craig Svihus (born June 21, 1943) is a former American football offensive tackle who played professionally in the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL).

High school career[edit]

He went to Sequoia High School in Redwood City, California.

College career[edit]

In college at the University of Southern California, Svihus was a 1964 All-Pac-10 tackle.

Professional career[edit]

Svihus was also drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 1965 NFL Draft, but chose to sign with the Oakland Raiders. Svihus was a starting left offensive tackle for the AFL's Oakland Raiders from 1965 through 1969, missing only 1 game. After the AFL–NFL merger, he continued for the NFL's Raiders in 1970, but was no longer a starter, starting only 1 game out of 13, replaced at left tackle by Art Shell, a Hall-of-Famer. He ended his career as a replacement with the New York Jets between 1971 and 1973.

Author[edit]

Svihus co-wrote a book with Wayne Hawkins (Oakland Raiders offensive guard) and Dave Dalby (Oakland Raiders center) called Raider: How Offensive can you be? A 25-year history of the Oakland Raiders. The book is published by Peninsula Publishing in Monterey, California. The book was written in 1986-1987.

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