Bob Masters

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Bob Masters
Born:(1913-01-16)January 16, 1913
Comanche, Texas
Died:February 8, 1987(1987-02-08) (aged 74)
Dallas County, Texas
Career information
Position(s) Halfback
College Baylor University
Career history
As player
1937–1942 Philadelphia Eagles
1943 Phil-Pit Steagles
1943–1944 Chicago Bears

Bob Masters (January 16, 1913 – February 8, 1987) was a professional American football player who played halfback for seven seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, and = "Steagles", a team that was the result of a temporary merger between the Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers due to the league-wide manning shortages in 1943 brought on by World War II.

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

Halfback (American football) offensive position in American football

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National Football League Professional American football league

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