Bob Bruggers
Date of birth: (1944-04-20)April 20, 1944
Place of birth: Lincoln, Nebraska
Career information
Position(s): Linebacker
College: University of Minnesota
 As player:
Miami Dolphins
San Diego Chargers

Bob Bruggers was a professional American football player who played linebacker for five seasons for the Miami Dolphins and San Diego Chargers.[1]

Bruggers then became a professional wrestler. He was involved in the same 1975 plane crash that involved pilot Joseph Michael Farkas (he ended up in a coma and died the next year), wrestling legends Johnny Valentine (broke his back and bone fragments impacted into his spinal cord, which ended his career), Tim Woods (Mr. Wrestling), and Ric Flair (broke his back, but recovered and returned to wrestling), and Jim Crockett Promotions' announcer David Crockett. Bruggers broke his back and had a steel rod put in. Bruggers could have made a comeback, but he decided to retire.


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