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Bob Herwig


Robert John Herwig

Inducted 1964

Date of Birth



Pomona, CA


University of California (1935-1937)


College football boasted a wealth of outstanding centers in the mid-1930s, but none were more expert at the position than Bob Herwig. He was a first-team All-America 1936-37; his California team was 10-0-1 in 1937. "An expert snapper and a first-rate tackler...he gets the edge over others of his caliber because of the 60-minute ball games he has played from start to finish," lauded the North American Newspaper Alliance's Board in making its choice. After graduation, Herwig earned a Masters degree at Arizona before serving in World War II. As distinguished in the military as he was on the gridiron, Herwig won the Navy Cross, the Silver Star and the Purple Heart with three Oak Leaf clusters for gallantry in action in the South Pacific. After the war, he returned to his love -athletics. He became a junior college baseball and football coach in California.


Height 6'4

Weight 203

Career Highlights

  • 1937 All-West Coast
  • 1937 First Team All-America
  • 1936 All-West Coast
  • 1936 First Team All-America
  • 1935 All-West Coast
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