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|name=Bob Bercich
 
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|position=[[Safety (American football position)|Safety]]
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|number=20
 
|birth_date={{Birth date and age|1936|11|9|mf=y}}
 
|birth_date={{Birth date and age|1936|11|9|mf=y}}
|birth_place=[[Chicago]], [[Illinois]]
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|birth_place=[[Chicago, Illinois]]
 
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|College=[[Michigan State University|Michigan State]]
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|Position=[[Safety (American football position)|Safety]]
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|height_ft=6
|DraftedYear=1959
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|DraftedRound=15
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|weight_lbs=198
|DraftedPick=179<br>(By the [[New York Giants]])
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|high_school=[[Argo Community High School|Summit (IL) Argo]]
|years=1960-1961
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|college=[[Michigan State University|Michigan State]]
|teams=[[Dallas Cowboys]]
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|draftyear=1959
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|draftround=15
|PFR=BercBo20
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|draftpick=179
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|afldraftyear=1960
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|afldraftround=2<br>Pick: First Selections<br>(by the [[Los Angeles Chargers]])
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|pastteams=
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* [[New York Giants]] ({{NFL Year|1960}})*
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* [[Dallas Cowboys]] ({{NFL Year|1960}}–{{NFL Year|1961}})
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|statlabel1=Games played
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|statvalue1=18
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|nfl=BER030202
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|pfr=BercBo20
 
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'''Robert Edward Bercich''' (born November 9, 1936 in [[Chicago]], [[Illinois]]) is a former [[American football]] [[Safety (American football position)|safety]] in the [[National Football League]] for the [[Dallas Cowboys]]. He played [[college football]] at [[Michigan State University]] and was [[NFL Draft|drafted]] in the fifteenth round of the [[1959 NFL Draft]] by the [[New York Giants]].
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'''Robert Edward Bercich''' (born November 9, 1936 in [[Chicago]], [[Illinois]]) is a former [[American football]] [[Safety (American football position)|safety]] in the [[National Football League]] for the [[Dallas Cowboys]]. He played [[college football]] at [[Michigan State University]].
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==Early years==
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Bercich attended [[Argo Community High School]], before moving on to [[Michigan State University]]. As a sophomore, he was moved between [[Halfback (American football)|halfback]] and [[Fullback (gridiron football)|fullback]]. He became a starter at [[Fullback (gridiron football)|fullback]] as a junior and split time with Park Baker.<ref>{{cite web| url=https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=110&dat=19580916&id=5PwyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iDwDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4324,702990&hl=es | title=Duffy Makes Major Change in Spartan Center Position | accessdate=February 3, 2018}}</ref><ref>{{cite web| url=https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=110&dat=19581112&id=i4dOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=sEIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3501,3331442&hl=es | title=Tommy Wilson Will Try to Spark Spartans Saturday | accessdate=February 3, 2018}}</ref>
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==Professional career==
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===New York Giants===
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The [[New York Giants]] selected Bercich in the fifteenth round (179th overall) of the [[1959 NFL Draft]] with a future draft pick, which allowed the team to draft him before his college eligibility was over. He was also drafted by the [[Los Angeles Chargers]] in the second round of the [[1960 AFL Draft]]. He was released on September 5, [[1960 NFL season|1960]].
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===Dallas Cowboys===
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On September 8, [[1960 NFL season|1960]], he was claimed off waivers by the [[Dallas Cowboys]]. He became the first starter (6 starts) at [[strong safety]] in franchise history, while splitting time with [[Gary Wisener]] (3 starts) and [[Fred Doelling]] (3 starts).<ref>{{cite web| url=http://www.dallascowboys.com/team/history/1960-dallas-cowboys | title=1960 Dallas Cowboys | accessdate=February 3, 2018}}</ref> He finished with 46 tackles (19 solo), 2 interceptions and 11 passes defensed.
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In [[1961 NFL season|1961]], he suffered a concussion during the seventh game against the [[New York Giants]] and did not play another contest in the season. The next year, he missed the pre-season with a knee injury and was released before the start of the [[1962 NFL season|1962 season]].<ref>{{cite web| url=https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=950&dat=19620815&id=Tj5QAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_1YDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5236,2713316&hl=es | title='Solid Nucleus' Spurs High Hope In Dallas | accessdate=February 3, 2018}}</ref>
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==Personal life==
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His son [[Pete Bercich]] played and coached in the [[NFL]] for the [[Minnesota Vikings]].
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==References==
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{{Reflist|30em}}
   
 
{{1960 Dallas Cowboys}}
 
{{1960 Dallas Cowboys}}
   
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[[Category:People from Cook County, Illinois]]
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[[Category:Players of American football from Illinois]]
 
[[Category:American football safeties]]
 
[[Category:American football safeties]]
 
[[Category:Michigan State Spartans football players]]
 
[[Category:Michigan State Spartans football players]]
 
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Latest revision as of 23:32, August 28, 2019

Bob Bercich
No. 20     
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1936-11-09) November 9, 1936 (age 83)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Career information
College: Michigan State
NFL Draft: 1959 / Round: 15 / Pick: 179
AFL Draft: 1960 / Round: 2
Pick: First Selections
(by the Los Angeles Chargers) / Pick: {{{afldraftpick}}}
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Giants ( 1960)*
Career highlights and awards
Games played     18
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Robert Edward Bercich (born November 9, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football safety in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Michigan State University.

Early yearsEdit

Bercich attended Argo Community High School, before moving on to Michigan State University. As a sophomore, he was moved between halfback and fullback. He became a starter at fullback as a junior and split time with Park Baker.[1][2]

Professional careerEdit

New York GiantsEdit

The New York Giants selected Bercich in the fifteenth round (179th overall) of the 1959 NFL Draft with a future draft pick, which allowed the team to draft him before his college eligibility was over. He was also drafted by the Los Angeles Chargers in the second round of the 1960 AFL Draft. He was released on September 5, 1960.

Dallas CowboysEdit

On September 8, 1960, he was claimed off waivers by the Dallas Cowboys. He became the first starter (6 starts) at strong safety in franchise history, while splitting time with Gary Wisener (3 starts) and Fred Doelling (3 starts).[3] He finished with 46 tackles (19 solo), 2 interceptions and 11 passes defensed.

In 1961, he suffered a concussion during the seventh game against the New York Giants and did not play another contest in the season. The next year, he missed the pre-season with a knee injury and was released before the start of the 1962 season.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

His son Pete Bercich played and coached in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings.

ReferencesEdit

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