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|Born:||July 2, 1934|
|Died:||September 1, 1999 65)(aged|
|NFL Draft:|| 1957 / Round: 13 / Pick: 146|
(By the Philadelphia Eagles)
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Hubert Lee Bobo (July 2, 1934 – September 1, 1999) was an American football linebacker. He played college football at Ohio State, and played professionally in the American Football League for the Los Angeles Chargers in 1960 and for the New York Titans from 1961–1962. Hubert also played professionally in the Canadian Football League during the 1958 season as a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Prior to his professional career Bobo was a dominating force in high school football as a running back, linebacker, and kicker. Bobo still to this day holds several state of Ohio and national records for his efforts at the high school level. After his high school career ended, Bobo attended The Ohio State University sharing a backfield with Bobby Watkins and Howard "Hopalong" Cassady helping lead the Buckeyes to an undefeated season and the 1954 National Championship.
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.
A linebacker is a playing position in American football and Canadian football. Linebackers are members of the defensive team, and line up approximately three to five yards behind the line of scrimmage, behind the defensive linemen, and therefore "back up the line". Linebackers generally align themselves before the ball is snapped by standing upright in a "two-point stance".
College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities. It was through college football play that American football rules first gained popularity in the United States.
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