Bob Petrich

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Bob Petrich
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Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1941-03-15) March 15, 1941 (age 77)
Long Beach, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 252 lb (114 kg)
Career information
High school: San Pedro (CA)
College: West Texas A&M
NFL Draft: 1963  / Round: 6 / Pick: 82
AFL draft: 1963  / Round: 11 / Pick: 82
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 62
Games started: 0
Interceptions: 1
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Robert Earl "Bob" Petrich (born March 15, 1941) is a former professional American football defensive end in the American Football League.

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.

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American Football League Professional football league that merged with National Football League in 1970

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Petrich played college football for West Texas State University, and then played four seasons for the San Diego Chargers (1963–1966) and the Buffalo Bills (1967). [1] He also played one season for the Toronto Argonauts to end his professional career. [2]

West Texas A&M University

West Texas A&M University, also known as WTAMU, WT, and formerly West Texas State, part of the Texas A&M University System, is a public university located in Canyon, Texas, a city of 13,303 about 13 miles south of Amarillo, a city of 190,695. The university is part of the Amarillo metropolitan area with a population of 268,893. West Texas A&M University was established on September 20, 1910, and was originally known as West Texas State Normal College. The university started out as one of the seven state-funded teachers' colleges in Texas.

History of the San Diego Chargers

The professional American football team now known as the Los Angeles Chargers previously played in San Diego, California as the San Diego Chargers from 1961 to 2017 before relocating back to Los Angeles where the team played their inaugural 1960. The Chargers franchise relocated from Los Angeles to San Diego in 1961. The Chargers' first home game in San Diego was at Balboa Stadium against the Oakland Raiders on September 17, 1961. Their last game as a San Diego-based club was played at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on January 1, 2017 against the Kansas City Chiefs, who defeated the host Chargers, 30–13.

The Buffalo Bills began to play in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL) and won two consecutive AFL titles in 1964 and 1965. The club joined the National Football League (NFL) as part of the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. The Bills have the distinction of being the only team to advance to four consecutive Super Bowls, but also has the dubious distinction of losing all four of them.

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