Bill Tobin

Tennessee Titans
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  • Bill Tobin got his football start at Missouri, lettering from 1960-62 on teams that had a cumulative record of 26-3-3.
  • A halfback and kicker for the Tigers, Tobin was the MVP of Missouri’s 14-10 win over Georgia Tech in the 1962 Bluebonnet Bowl, rushing 11 times for 114 yards.
  • He had a 77-yarrd touchdown run in that game that is the longest by any Tiger in a bowl game.
  • A native of Burlington Junction, Mo., Tobin was the Huston Oilers rookie of the year in 1963, then played three years for the Edmonton Eskimos in the CFL.
  • He was a graduate assistant coach at MU from 1964-66, and got his pro football start working under his college coach, Dan Devine, with the Green Bay Packers, in 1971.
  • After four years he moved on to the Chicago Bears where he spent 18 seasons, advancing to Vice President of Player Personnel.