Bill Tobin
Bill Tobin

Event:
Football

Hall of Fame Class:
1997


Now the vice president and director of football operations for the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, Bill Tobin got his football start at Missouri, lettering from 1960-62 on teams that had a cumulative record of 26-3-3. A halfback and kicker for the Tigers, Tobin was the MVP of Missouri's 14-10 win over Georgia Tech in the 1962 Bluebonnet Bowl, rushing 11 times for 114 yards. He had a 77-yarrd touchdown run in that game that is the longest by any Tiger in a bowl game. A native of Burlington Junction, Mo., Tobin was the Huston Oilers rookie of the year in 1963, then played three years for the Edmonton Eskimos in the CFL. He was a graduate assistant coach at MU from 1964-66, and got his pro football start working under his college coach, Dan Devine, with the Green Bay Packers, in 1971. After four years he moved on to the Chicago Bears where he spent 18 seasons, advancing to Vice President of Player Personnel. He joined the Colts in January, 1994. His brother, Vince, a former assistant coach at Missouri, is the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.

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