Bob Naponic
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Personal information
Born: (1947-03-09) March 9, 1947 (age 74)
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Hempfield Area (PA)
NFL Draft:1969 / Round: 10 / Pick: 256
Career history
* Houston Oilers (1970)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Robert Andrew Naponic (born March 9, 1947) is a retired professional American football quarterback who played primarily for the Houston Oilers of the National Football League. His NFL career lasted but a single season, 1970. That season was also the first of the Oilers' 40 seasons in the NFL after the AFL–NFL merger. He played at the collegiate level at the University of Illinois. In his sole year with the Oilers, Naponic was third on the depth chart behind Charley Johnson and Jerry Rhome. Up until the final game for the 1970 season, he had thrown only one pass, for an incompletion in a 44–0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. His final game took place at the Cotton Bowl against the Dallas Cowboys. With injuries to Rhome and Johnson, Naponic took over the quarterback duties against the Doomsday Defense. He completed 6 of 19 passes for a net of 65 yards 52–10 Oiler loss.[1]

His son, Jackson, later played football as a fullback at Texas Christian University while pursuing a finance degree.[2]


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