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Bobby Garrett
No. 15
Bobby Garrett - 1954 Bowman.jpg
Garrett on a 1954 Bowman football card
Born: (1932-08-16)August 16, 1932
Los Angeles, California
Died: December 5, 1987(1987-12-05) (aged 55)[1]
Westminster, California
Career information
Position(s) Quarterback
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg)
College Stanford
NFL draft 1954 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Drafted by Cleveland Browns
Career history
As player
1954 Green Bay Packers
Awards 1953 W.J. Voit Memorial Trophy
Pop Warner Trophy (1953)
1954 Hula Bowl MVP
Career stats
Passing yards 143
Pass attempts 30
Pass Completions 15
TDINT 0–1

Robert Driscoll "Bobby" Garrett (August 16, 1932 – 5 December 1987) was an American football quarterback who played one season in the National Football League.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Garrett was an All-American quarterback at Stanford University, where he also starred as a defensive back. In 1953, he became the third person to receive the W.J. Voit Memorial Trophy as the outstanding football player on the Pacific Coast. After he was named most valuable player of the Hula Bowl, he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns as the first overall selection in the 1954 NFL Draft. The Browns had needed someone to take over for the veteran Otto Graham, but they soon discovered that Garrett had a liability as a quarterback: he stuttered, which made calling plays difficult.[2]

Garrett never played a game for the Browns, who traded him along with halfback Don Miller and linemen Johnny Bauer and Chet Gierula to the Green Bay Packers for quarterback Babe Parilli and offensive tackle Bob Fleck. The Packers wanted a backup for veteran Tobin Rote, but did not learn of Garrett's stuttering problem before making the trade. Garrett played just nine games in the NFL.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ California, Death Index, 1940-1997, index, Robert Driscoll Garrett, 1987. FamilySearch, accessed 22 Sep 2013
  2. ^ Merron, Jeff (2005-04-15). "The List: Weird NFL draft moments". ESPN.com (subscription required). Retrieved 2007-01-26. 
  3. ^ Cunningham, Michael (2001-08-06). "Camp Report". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2007-01-26. 


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