Bob Swisher

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Bob Swisher
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: (1914-07-14)July 14, 1914[1]
Victoria, Illinois[1]
Died: September 27, 1979(1979-09-27) (aged 65)[2]
Memphis, Tennessee
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 163 lb (74 kg)
Career information
High school: Peoria (IL) Central
College: Northwestern
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Robert Emerson Swisher (July 14, 1914 – September 27, 1979) was a professional American football player who played running back for five seasons for the Chicago Bears.

He was born in 1914 in Victoria, Illinois.[1] By 1931 he was at Central High School in Peoria, where he participated in football, basketball, and track; his pole vault remained the record at Central until 1970. He then played football and track at Evanston's Northwestern University.[2]

After his time in the NFL, he coached at Loyola University of Los Angeles and the Naval Air Station in Millington, Tennessee.[2]

He died in 1979.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Bob Swisher". DatabaseFootball. Madison, Wisconsin: Roto Sports, Inc. Archived from the original on 2011-11-21. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Bob Swisher". Peoria, Illinois: Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame. 2011-01-25. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 

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