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|Born:||July 9, 1936|
|NFL Draft:||1958 / Round: 14|
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Robert Malcolm ("Bob", "Two Bud") Schmidt (born July 9, 1936) is a former American football player. Schmidt played college football at the University of Minnesota and professionally between 1959 and 1967. He started with the National Football League's New York Giants and then moved to the new American Football League's Houston Oilers in 1961. He was a member of the Oilers' American Football League Championship team in 1961, and was an AFL All-Star in 1961, 1962, and 1963. He finished his professional football career in 1967 with the AFL's Buffalo Bills.
Schmidt now lives in the Buffalo suburb of Hamburg, New York, where he is a real estate agent.
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Frederick Couture Glick is an American former gridiron football player and coach. Glick played two seasons as a safety in the National Football League (NFL) for the Cardinals franchise, in 1959, when the team was in Chicago, and following year when the team relocated to St. Louis. He went on to play six seasons in the American Football League (AFL), starting with the Houston Oilers in 1961, when the team won their second consecutive AFL Championship. Glick was an AFL All-Star in 1962, 1963, and 1964. In a 1962 game against the Buffalo Bills, he was credited with 27 tackles, which may be an AFL single game record. In 1963, he set an AFL single season record with 12 interceptions.added coaching jobs In 1965 Fred was elected along with George Blanda as Co Captains of the Houston Oilers In 2009, Glick was voted by the fans as the starting Safety on the "All-Time Houston Oilers Dream Team".
Dave Smith is a former American collegiate and professional football player. A fullback, he attended Greendale High School in Greendale, Wisconsin before playing collegiately for Ripon College and professionally from 1960 through 1964 for the American Football League's Houston Oilers, where he was a member of the AFL's first two championship teams, in 1960 and 1961. He was selected by Sporting News as the first All-AFL fullback in 1960. The league did not play an All-Star game that first year, but Smith's 154 carries for 643 yards and 5 touchdowns earned him a berth on the All-League Team. Smith later became a scout for the Buffalo Bills.
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