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Bob St. Clair
File:Bob St. Clair at 49ers Family Day 2009.JPG
St. Clair in June 2009
No. 79     
Offensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1931-02-18) February 18, 1931 (age 91)
Place of birth: San Francisco, California
High School: San Francisco Polytechnic High School
Height: 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
College: San Francisco, Tulsa
NFL Draft: 1953 / Round: 3 / Pick: 32
Debuted in 1953 for the San Francisco 49ers
Last played in 1963 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1963
Games played     119
Fumbles Recovered     7
Stats at
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Robert Bruce St. Clair, nicknamed "The Geek" (born February 18, 1931) is a former San Francisco American football player known for fine play and eating raw beef. Because of his eccentricities, his teammates nicknamed him "The Geek".[1]

St. Clair holds the distinction of being one of the few players in history to have spent almost his entire playing career in the same city, playing in the same stadium. Bob St. Clair attended San Francisco's Polytechnic High School (located across the street from the stadium) and the University of San Francisco, and was part of USF's undefeated 1951 team. After USF dropped football, St. Clair finished his college career at the University of Tulsa. He was then drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 1953 and played his entire professional career in San Francisco until his retirement prior to the 1964 season.

In 2001, as a tribute for playing a total of 17 seasons and 189 home games at Kezar Stadium, the city of San Francisco renamed the stadium's field in honor of St. Clair. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.

St. Clair also served as mayor of Daly City, California from 1958 to 1961 (while still an active player) and a county supervisor for San Mateo County from 1966 to 1974. For many years he owned a liquor store at 24th and Sanchez in Noe Valley, which still bears his name.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Graham Kislingbury, "Bob St. Clair: The King of Kezar", Corvallis Gazette-Times, February 6, 2010.

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