Bob Zimny

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Bob Zimny
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born December 11, 1921 in Chicago , Illinois
died on August 11, 2011 in Shelbyville , Indiana
Career information
Active : 1945 - 1949
NFL Draft : 1944 / Round: 28 / Pick: 287
College : Indiana University Bloomington

Career statistics
Games     52
Fumble secured     2
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

Robert John "Bob" Zimny (born December 11, 1921 in Chicago , Illinois , † August 11, 2011 in Shelbyville , Indiana ) was an American American football player. He played as an offensive tackle and defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) with the Chicago Cardinals .

Player career

College career

Bob Zimny ​​studied at Indiana University Bloomington , where he played for the Indiana Hoosiers Football . During his college years, he was elected to the college all-star game three times. He has also received two college awards for his athletic achievements .

Professional career

Zimny ​​was selected in the 287th round by the Brooklyn Tigers in the 287th place in the NFL Draft in 1944 . Immediately after graduating, he did his military service in the US Army . He never played for the Brooklyn team and joined the Chicago Cardinals in 1945 after World War II . As a tackle in the offensive line, he had the task of protecting his own quarterback and blocking the way into the opposing end zone for running back Frank Seno . Zimny ​​was voted All-Pro after his rookie season . In 1946, Jimmy Conzelman took over the position of head coach for the Chicago team. At the same time, the Cardinals fullback Pat Harder was able to bind to the team. The following year, Frank Seno was replaced by Charley Trippi .

One year after his commitment, Conzelman led the team into the NFL final after a regular season with nine wins in twelve games. Opponents in the final were the Philadelphia Eagles , supervised by Greasy Neale , who could be defeated with 28:21. In the following year, the Eagles were able to return the favor for the defeat in the final. They won the NFL final 7-0. Robert Zimny ​​ended his career after the 1949 season. He was henceforth active as a physical education teacher and as a coach of the football team at a high school in Shelbyville. He died in 2011 and is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Bob Zimny ​​at college
  2. Annual statistics of the Chicago Cardinals 1947
  3. ^ Statistics NFL final 1947
  4. Annual statistics of the Chicago Cardinals 1948
  5. ^ Statistics NFL final 1948