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Bob Gain


Robert Gain

Inducted 1980

Date of Birth



Akron, OH


University of Kentucky (1947-1950)


Bob Gain played four years at Kentucky, 1947 through 1950, and was a two-way starter at tackle. He also was the team's place kicker, accounting for 38 extra points. In 1950, he blocked kicks against North Texas and Georgia Tech. He recovered both kicks inside the opponents' 20 to set up touchdowns for Kentucky. Gain also served as a powerful blocker on offense, and he won the 1950 Outland Trophy as the nation's best interior lineman. This helped Kentucky to a 10-1 regular season record, its first Southeastern Conference title, and a victory over Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl. He was a consensus All-America and conference MVP after gaining first-team All-America status as a junior. He played in 1951 with Ottawa in the Canadian League and 1952 with Cleveland in the National Football League. In 1953, he served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force in Korea. He returned to play with the Cleveland Browns 1954-64.


Height 6'3

Weight 230

Career Highlights

  • 1950 All-Conference
  • 1950 Consensus All-America
  • 1950 Outland Trophy Winner
  • 1949 All-Conference
  • 1949 Conference MVP
  • 1949 First Team All-America
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