Golic in April 2015
|No. 51, 79|
|Date of birth:October 26, 1957|
|Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio|
|College: Notre Dame|
|NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* New England Patriots (1979–1981)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* 3× Pro Bowl (1985–1987)|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|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|
|Parents||Bob and Catherine Golic|
|Children||Jenna, Tawnie and Gage Golic|
Robert Perry Golic (born October 26, 1957) is an American former college and professional football player, television actor, radio personality and sports commentator.
Golic played defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for fourteen seasons from 1979 to 1992. He played professionally for the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, and Los Angeles Raiders. He attended the University of Notre Dame, where he was recognized as an All-American for college football and two-time All-American for wrestling. He is the older brother of Mike Golic from ESPN's now defunct morning show Mike & Mike and currently ESPN's new show Golic and Wingo along with his nephew Mike Golic Jr..
Golic's father also went by the nickname Bob; however, they are not named with the generational titles of junior or senior. The elder Golic had a 7-year professional playing career in the Canadian Football League from 1956–1962. He played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Montreal Alouettes and Saskatchewan Roughriders. He won the Grey Cup with Hamilton in 1957. Louis Robert Golic died on Friday, June 28, 2013, from heart failure.
Golic was also an accomplished high school wrestler. In 1975, he won the Ohio high school heavyweight championship, beating Harold Smith of Canton McKinley, a future Olympian. He also defeated future NFL player Tom Cousineau from cross-town all-boys school rival St. Edward High School in the tournament semifinals. The match between Golic and Cousineau, who would go on to place third, has been called "one of the most memorable" in the tournament's history. Cousineau would go to be two-time All-American at linebacker at Ohio State. Golic and Cousineau would eventually become teammates in the NFL with the Browns.
Golic received a football scholarship to attend the University of Notre Dame, where he also wrestled. He played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team from 1975 to 1978. He was also a member of the 1977 NCAA National Champion football team. He was selected as a first-team All-American for the 1977 season, and a unanimous first-team All-American in 1978.
Golic was one of nation's top wrestlers with a three-year record of 54-4-1, finishing third in NCAA meet in 1976 and fourth in 1977. He was named a two-time All-American for Notre Dame as a heavyweight wrestler, capturing fourth place at the 1977 NCAA tournament and third place in 1978. He graduated from Notre Dame in 1979 with a B.A. in Management.
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.
After retiring from football, Golic pursued an acting career. He appeared in Saved by the Bell: The College Years, playing the role of Mike Rogers, the resident adviser of Cal U, the fictional college attended by the cast. He also appeared in the role for the NBC made-for-TV-movie Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas in 1994. From 1996 until 1998, Golic was one of the members of the original Home and Family when it aired on The Family Channel (now known as Freeform).
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 is the older brother of Mike Golic, who is also a former NFL football player, and is also a radio host ESPN Radio's Golic and Wingo. His nephews are Mike Golic Jr., as of April 4, 2016, Golic Jr. is the co-host (with Robin Lundberg) of First and Last and who once played football for the New Orleans Saints, and Jake, who entered Notre Dame in 2009.
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.
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- "Bob Golic - CFL stats". http://www.justsportsstats.com/footballstatsindex.php?player_id=golicbob002.
- Kampf, John. "Pigskin pins: Wrestling is a football player's best offseason workout". The News-Herald. http://www.news-herald.com/article/HR/20090111/NEWS/301119982. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
- Galbincea, Pat (March 3, 2010). "Ohio's state wrestling tournament has produced more than its share of memorable moments". Cleveland Plain Dealer. http://highschoolsports.cleveland.com/news/article/5100816392234876125/ohios-state-wrestling-tournament-has-produced-more-than-its-share-of-memorable-moments-pat-galbincea/. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
- "Bob Golic Bio". Notre Dame. http://www.und.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/bob_golic_134702.html. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
- "Bob Golic – Other Works". Internet Movie Database. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0326488/otherworks. Retrieved April 20, 2008.
- "Bob Golic part of team opening new Warehouse District pub". The Plain Dealer. http://blog.cleveland.com/lifestyles/2008/08/bob_golic_part_of_team_opening.html. Retrieved September 1, 2008.
- "Hanford Dixon named Cleveland Crush head coach". www.wkyc.com. Archived from the original on January 5, 2013. https://archive.is/20130105065815/http://www.wkyc.com/news/article/182289/4/Hanford-Dixon-named-Cleveland-Crush-head-coach. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
- Mike Golic Jr Profile University of Notre Dame. Retrieved March 22, 2009
- "Jake Golic is Notre Dame's First Signee". http://sports.rightpundits.com/?p=602#.
- "Ex-Browns lineman Bob Golic tackles a diet and loses 140 pounds in 8 months". The Plain Dealer. http://www.cleveland.com/living/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/living-1/1210926696191250.xml&coll=2. Retrieved May 16, 2008.
- "Seasonal 'Nutcracker' at Akron Civic". Stow Sentry (Stow, Ohio: Record Publishing). November 22, 2006. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110716152613/http://www.stowsentry.com/news/article/1393771. Retrieved March 25, 2009. "CBT welcomes to the stage, for the Nov. 25, 7p.m. performance, former Cleveland Browns player Bob Golic and his wife Karen. The two will dance in the party scene together."
- Official website
- Golic's Sports Bar and Grille
- Bob Golic at Pro-Football-Reference.com
- Bob Golic at the Internet Movie Database