Bob Golic
No. 51, 79     
Defensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1957-10-26) October 26, 1957 (age 61)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
High School: Cleveland (OH) St. Joseph
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52
Debuted in 1979 for the New England Patriots
Last played in 1992 for the Los Angeles Raiders
Career history
* New England Patriots (19791981)
Career highlights and awards
* 3× Pro Bowl (1985, 1986, 1987)
Sacks     22.5
Games     187
Interceptions     1
Stats at
Show The Bob Golic Show
Station(s) WNIR 100.1 FM
Time slot Monday-Friday 3:00 to 7:00 pm, Saturday 12:00 to 4:00 pm
Style Talk
Country United States
Parents Bob and Catherine Golic
Spouse(s) Karen Golic
Children Jenna, Tawnie and Gage Golic

Robert Perry "Bob" Golic (born October 26, 1957) is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for fourteen seasons during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Golic played college football for the University of Notre Dame, and was recognized as an All-American. He played professionally for the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, and Los Angeles Raiders of the NFL. Since retiring as a football player, he has worked as a television actor, radio personality and sports commentator.

Early yearsEdit

Golic was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Bob and Catherine Golic. He has two brothers, Greg and Mike. He attended St. Joseph's High School in Cleveland, where he played high school football and also won the Ohio Super High School heavyweight championship in 1975.[1]

Bob's father (also named Bob, although they are not Jr. & Sr.), who had a 7 year professional playing career in the Canadian Football League from 1956–1962, died on Friday, June 28, 2013 from heart failure.

College careerEdit

Golic received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Notre Dame, where he played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team from 1975 to 1978. He was selected as a first-team All-American for the 1977, and a unanimous first-team All-American in 1978. Golic was also a two-time All-American for Notre Dame as a super-heavyweight wrestler, capturing fourth place at the 1977 NCAA tournament, and third place in 1978. He was also a member of the 1977 NCAA National Champion football team. He graduated from Notre Dame in 1979 with a B.A. in Management.

Professional careerEdit

The New England Patriots chose Golic, as a linebacker, in the second round (52nd pick overall) of the 1979 NFL Draft, and he played for the Patriots from 1979 to 1981.

Golic was cut by the Patriots going into the 1982 season, and claimed on waivers by the Cleveland Browns. The Browns moved him from Linebacker to Nose Tackle.

After seven years with the Browns, Golic relocated to the Los Angeles Raiders thru Plan B Free Agency where he played his last four NFL seasons. Golic was a 3-time Pro Bowler: 1985, 1986, 1987 while playing with the Cleveland Browns.

Post-playing careerEdit

After retiring from football Golic pursued an acting career, most notably as Cal U resident director Mike Rogers on Saved by the Bell: The College Years and the NBC made-for-TV-movie Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas in 1994. Golic also hosted sports talk radio programs and did sports reporting for TV stations in Los Angeles; had a stint on Britain's late 80s–90s NFL coverage on Channel 4, opposite presenter Gary Imlach; served as analyst on NBC's NFL coverage from 1994–96; and was a commentator for TNN's coverage of the short-lived XFL in 2001.

Golic returned to Northeast Ohio in January 2005 to host the afternoon drive time radio talk show on WNIR 100.1 FM in Akron.[2] He is also a football analyst for WOIO Channel 19 in Cleveland (CBS).

Golic has also opened a restaurant and bar in downtown Cleveland's Warehouse District (Bob Golic's Sports Bar & Grille).[3]

Golic is now the Vice President of Football Operations for the Lingerie Football League expansion team, the Cleveland Crush.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Golic is the older brother of Mike Golic, who is also a former NFL football player, and is also a radio host (ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike in the Morning). His nephews are Mike Golic Jr., who currently plays football for the Pittsburgh Steelers,[5] and Jake, who entered Notre Dame in 2009.[6] The Golics are of Slovenian descent.[7]

Mike Golic is a spokesperson for Nutrisystem after losing more than 50 lbs on the diet; however, Bob Golic has outdone his younger brother, dropping more than 140 lbs and returning to his high school weight of 245 lbs.[8]

Golic lives with his family in Solon, Ohio. He is married to Karen Baughman (1996–present) and has 3 children.

His wife Karen was a ballerina and Raiderette, and he performed The Nutcracker with her at the Akron Civic Theatre in Akron, Ohio in 2006.[9]


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