Bob Howard
No. 24, 23     
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1944-11-24) November 24, 1944 (age 75)
Place of birth: Tallulah, Louisiana, U.S.
Date of death: April 7, 2008(2008-04-07) (aged 63)
Place of death: San Diego, California, U.S.
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 174 lb (79 kg)
Career information
College: Cal Poly–San Luis Obispo,
San Diego State
NFL Draft: 1967 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48
Debuted in 1967 for the San Diego Chargers
Last played in 1979 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 1979
Interceptions     32
Stats at
Stats at

Robert Lee "Bobby" Howard (born November 24, 1944 in Tallulah, Louisiana, died April 7, 2008 in San Diego, California) was a collegiate and professional football defensive back. He played in the American Football League for the San Diego Chargers, where he was a second-round selection in the 1967 Common Draft. He also played for the NFL's Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, and New England Patriots.

College careerEdit

Howard first played college football at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he later transferred to San Diego State, where he had been recruited by Don Coryell.


Howard married Barbara Howard after graduating from San Bernardino High School. They had three children, two girls and a boy. Bob Howard died of cancer on April 7, 2008.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.