Bob Schnelker

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Bob Schnelker
Born:(1928-10-17)October 17, 1928
Galion, Ohio
Died:December 12, 2016(2016-12-12) (aged 88)
Naples, Florida
Career information
Position(s)Tight end
CollegeBowling Green State
NFL draft1950 / Round: 29 / Pick: 337
(By the Cleveland Browns)
Career history
As player
1953Philadelphia Eagles
1954–1960New York Giants
1961Minnesota Vikings
1961Pittsburgh Steelers
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls2
Career stats

Robert Bernard Schnelker (October 17, 1928 – December 12, 2016) was an American football tight end who played for nine seasons in the National Football League, mainly with the New York Giants. Schnelker played college football at Bowling Green State University and was drafted in the 29th round of the 1950 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. Schnelker was a two-time Pro Bowler and a member of the 1956 NFL Champion Giants. After retiring from football, he was an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings. He died on December 12, 2016 in Naples, Florida.[1]

Coaching career[edit]


  1. ^ Patrick (PJ) Reusse [@1500ESPN_Reusse] (December 14, 2016). "Bob Schnelker has died at 88. Target of fans as OC for Burnsie; also Tarkenton's target for first TD in Vikings history" (Tweet) – via Twitter.