Bob Waterfield
American football player and coach
Bob Waterfield
Robert Stanton "Bob" Waterfield was an American football player, a hall of fame quarterback in the National Football League.
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Top 25 NFL Quarterbacks of All Time: Why We Need To Take a Fresh Look at History - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
He had to share playing time with another great quarterback, Bob Waterfield. Despite this, he was able to win two passing titles while sharing playing time with Waterfield. Van Brocklin was clutch in the 1951 NFL Championship and led the Rams to
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NFL's best: Aaron Rodgers joins elite quarterbacks - USA Today
Google News - over 5 years
"There are two quarterbacks in the Hall of Fame — Bob Waterfield and Norm Van Brocklin— who didn't even complete 50% of their passes in college," says Brandt, a longtime Dallas Cowboys personnel chief now serving as an analyst for NFL.com and Sirius
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Waterfield one for ages, and HOF ? - ESPN
Google News - over 5 years
Among the possibilities for the Hall of Fame included in the project, why is it I'm the only one who even considered Bob Waterfield? Why shouldn't he be among the contenders for the Hall's inaugural class? If he played today, he would be
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Devine: Harry S. Truman and professional football - Blue Springs Examiner
Google News - over 5 years
The team played before huge crowds in their new California home (the LA Coliseum) with stars like quarterbacks Bob Waterfield and Norm Van Brocklin, and receivers Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch and Tommy Fears. The Rams ran a wide open offense and won four
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Reflections and Directions: Packers, NFL have had impact on Peninsula - Green Bay Press Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Led by eventual Hall of Fame quarterback Bob Waterfield, the Rams would become an NFL power. But it wasn't Waterfield the locals were hopeful of seeing since Waterfield was married to glamorous Hollywood movie star Jane Russell
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Richter notebook: HOF linebacker ... and kicker? - Canton Repository
Google News - over 5 years
Richter was voted on at linebacker joining the likes of Bob Waterfield, Merlin Olsen, Deacon Jones, Rosey Grier, Jack Youngblood, Tom Mack, Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch, Eric Dickerson, Dick “Night Train” Lane and Tom Fears
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The 50 Most Dominant Single Game Performances in NFL History - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Starting quarterback Bob Waterfield came up late before the opening kickoff, so the backup quarterback Van Brocklin took over the offense for the Rams. In the game, Brocklin threw for 554 yards, which broke the existing passing record for a single-game
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The 15 Greatest Performances in NHL, NFL, MLB, and NBA History - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
A guy named Bob Waterfield started and seemed content to keep his starting job. Van Brocklin, who was the NFL's leading passer only a year prior, couln't seemed to get a chance to prove his worth. Waterfield was named the Rams' starting quarterback,
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How a city reached its limit with the Dodgers - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
They won the 1951 NFL title and alternated two Hall of Fame quarterbacks, Bob Waterfield and Norm Van Brocklin. Waterfield was married to movie star Jane Russell. The players were nicknamed "Crazy Legs," "Night Train" and "Deacon Dan
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Top 75 Greatest Rams of All Time - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Bob Waterfield played in an era when the quarterbacks were expected to throw, run, kick and punt, and he did most of those thing pretty well. Waterfield was a two-time Pro Bowler and a three-time All-Pro. He played all eight season of his career as a
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A benefit of biographies - World Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
I can picture boyfriend Bob Waterfield throwing touchdowns for UCLA. I can picture Jane tossing pebbles at the second story window of director Howard Hughes' office. I relive her near fatal abortion, her brief but meaningful gospel encounter with Judy
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Robustelli's Giants gave birth to a cheer - Forsyth County News Online
Google News - over 5 years
Not only did the Rams have two Hall-of-Fame quarterbacks in Norm Van Brocklin and Bob Waterfield; they also had two Hall-of-Fame receivers in Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch and Tom Fears. Brilliantly, Robustelli focused on defense, where he quickly became a
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The HOF case for Ken Anderson - SI.com
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... YA Tittle, Norm Van Brocklin, Bob Waterfield and Steve Young. Anderson twice led the NFL in passing yards per attempt, which is our preferred indicator because it measures how well somebody passed, not just how often somebody passed
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Inductees honored at first LAUSD Hall ceremony - Los Angeles Wave Newspapers
Google News - over 5 years
The class also included former LA Rams quarterback Bob Waterfield (Van Nuys); basketball Hall of Fame members Cynthia Cooper (Locke), Gail Goodrich (Poly), Alex Hannum (Hamilton) and Tex Winter (Huntington Park); Heisman Trophy winner Mike Garrett
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Inaugural Class Of LA High School Sports Hall Of Fame To Be Inducted - The Beverly Hills Courier
Google News - over 5 years
The 55-member class also includes Drysdale's fellow Baseball Hall of Fame members Sparky Anderson and Ozzie Smith; Elway's fellow Pro Football Hall of Fame members Tom Fears, Hugh McElhenny and Bob Waterfield; Basketball Hall of Fame members Cynthia
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Robustelli Brought Defense to the Fore - Patch.com
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The Rams were among the NFL's early glamour teams, a powerhouse with two superb quarterbacks, Norm Van Brocklin and Bob Waterfield, two of the finest pass-catchers in Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch and Tom Fears, and quality running backs in Deacon Dan
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2011 Flash Points NFC - ESPN (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Long before Kurt Warner was directing the Greatest Show on Turf, Bob Waterfield and Norm Van Brocklin were connecting with Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch and Tom Fears for the Los Angeles Rams of the 1950s. They won a championship, too
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Efemérides de espectáculos del 24 de abril - SDP Noticias
Google News - almost 6 years
Se casa la actriz Jane Russell, quien participa en películas como "Fuera de la ley", "Young widow" y "Rostro pálido", entre otras, con el jugador de futbol americano Bob Waterfield, de quien se separa en 1968. 1948.- Muere el compositor mexicano Manuel
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No savior yet for UCLA at QB - ESPN (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
UCLA has a strong history at the position: Bob Waterfield, Heisman Trophy winner Gary Beban, Tom Ramsey, Troy Aikman and Cade McNown come to mind. But the position has been pretty lousy since Drew Olson left in 2005. More than a few observers believe
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Jane Russell, Sultry Star of 1940s and '50s, Dies at 89
NYTimes - almost 6 years
Jane Russell, the voluptuous actress at the center of one of the most highly publicized censorship episodes in movie history, the long-delayed release of the 1940s western ''The Outlaw,'' died on Monday at her home in Santa Maria, Calif. She was 89. The cause was a respiratory-related illness, her daughter-in-law, Etta Waterfield, said. Ms. Russell
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bob Waterfield
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1983
    Age 62
    After an extended illness, Waterfield died of respiratory failure on March 25, 1983, at the age of 62, five weeks before his teammate Van Brocklin.
    More Details Hide Details He had been in the intensive care unit at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank for two weeks prior to his death.
  • FORTIES
  • 1970
    Age 49
    He married Janet Ann Green in 1970.
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  • 1968
    Age 47
    Russell divorced Waterfield in 1968.
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  • 1962
    Age 41
    After two seasons with four wins each, the third season in 1962 was even less successful and he resigned after the eighth game with just one win; his overall record was 9-24-1 (.289).
    More Details Hide Details He was later a team scout and a rancher near Van Nuys.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1960
    Age 39
    After several years in the film industry, Waterfield was hired as the Rams' head coach in 1960.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1950
    Age 29
    In the 1950 divisional playoffs, he was unable to practice due to a severe flu he had endured.
    More Details Hide Details However, he came off the bench anyway and threw three touchdown passes in a 24-14 win over the Chicago Bears. In his first four seasons, he also played defense and intercepted a career total of 20 passes. As a place kicker, he had 315 successful PATs and 60 field goals, and as a punter, had a 42.4 yard average. While an accomplished kicker and punter, Waterfield was best known for his ability to throw the deep ball. He led the NFL in passing in the 1946 and 1951 seasons, and ended his eight-year career with 814 completions, 11,849 yards and 97 touchdowns. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame with the third class in 1965.
  • 1949
    Age 28
    He would later split time at quarterback with Norm Van Brocklin, who joined the team as a rookie in 1949. Behind this duo, Los Angeles played in three straight title games, 1949-1951. Runners-up in the first two, the Rams regained the league title in the 1951 championship game with a 24-17 win over the Cleveland Browns. It was the Rams' only league title during their first 49 seasons in southern California (1946–94). In a 1948 regular season game, the Rams were behind the champion-to-be Philadelphia Eagles 28-0.
    More Details Hide Details Waterfield managed to rally the team for a tie on four late touchdown passes.
  • 1946
    Age 25
    In 1946, the Rams moved to Los Angeles, California, where Waterfield became the star on the West Coast's first major professional franchise.
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    He was the league's Rookie of the Year in 1946 and a two-time World champion in 1945 and 1951 as the quarterback, kicker, and punter of the Rams.
    More Details Hide Details Waterfield was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965. Born in Elmira, New York, Robert Stanton "Bob" Waterfield grew up in Southern California in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. He attended Van Nuys High School, in Van Nuys and went on to play college football for UCLA.
  • 1945
    Age 24
    His rookie year in professional football was in 1945 and he started immediately.
    More Details Hide Details Waterfield was taken in quickly by fans, becoming the first ever rookie to win the league’s Most Valuable Player and unanimous All-NFL choice. He ended the season with a win in the NFL Championship game, where he threw touchdown passes of 37 and 44 yards as the Cleveland Rams beat the Washington Redskins 15-14. After the season, he signed a three-year contract for $20,000 per year, which made him the highest-paid player in pro football.
  • 1944
    Age 23
    He was discharged from the military due to a knee injury and returned to college and played for UCLA in 1944.
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  • 1943
    Age 22
    On April 24, 1943, he married actress Jane Russell, his sweetheart from Van Nuys High School who had subsequently gained fame as a popular pin-up girl.
    More Details Hide Details The couple eloped to Las Vegas shortly after Waterfield entered the military. They adopted three children during the 1950s.
    Waterfield entered the U.S. Army in 1943 and while in the service he was selected with the 42nd overall pick of the 1944 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Rams.
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  • 1942
    Age 21
    He led the Bruins to the Pacific Coast Conference football championship in 1942 and a berth in the 1943 Rose Bowl against the University of Georgia.
    More Details Hide Details The game was scoreless into the fourth quarter until Waterfield's punt was blocked for a safety. Georgia added a touchdown to post a 9-0 win.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1920
    Born
    Born on July 26, 1920.
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