Bob Asher
Date of birth: (1948-06-13) June 13, 1948 (age 73)
Place of birth: Arlington, Virginia
Career information
Position(s): Offensive lineman
College: Vanderbilt University
NFL Draft: 1970 / Round: 2
 As player:
Dallas Cowboys
Chicago Bears

Robert Dabney "Bob" Asher is a former professional American football player who played offensive lineman for three seasons for the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears.

Early years

Asher attended Vanderbilt University, where he played in every game during his three years of elegibility. As a senior he received consensus All-American honors. He also played in the Chicago College All-Star Game, the North-South Shrine Game, the Senior Bowl and the Canadian American Bowl.

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

During the 1970 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys traded cornerback Phil Clark and running back Craig Baynham to the Chicago Bears, in exchange for a second round draft choice, that the team used to select Asher.[1] He injured his knee as a rookie and played in only 6 games. Doctors thought he could avoid surgery on the knee, but had to perform the procedure in 1971, placing him on injured reserve.[2]

In 1972 he was traded to the Chicago Bears along with defensive tackle Bill Line and a second round draft choice, in exchange for quarterback Jack Concannon.[3]

Chicago Bears

Asher played 4 seasons with the Chicago Bears, before retiring in 1976.[4]


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