Bob Svihus
No. 76     
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1943-06-21) June 21, 1943 (age 77)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Career information
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 1965 / Round: 4 / Pick: 53
(By the Dallas Cowboys)
AFL Draft: 1965 / Round: 3 / Pick: 19
Debuted in 1965 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1973 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • AFL Champion, 1967
Games played     122
Games started     70
Fumble recoveries     1
Stats at

Robert Craig Svihus (born June 21, 1943) is a former American football offensive tackle who played professionally in the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL).

High school careerEdit

He went to Sequoia High School in Redwood City, California.

College careerEdit

In college at the University of Southern California, Svihus was a 1964 All-Pac-10 tackle.

Professional careerEdit

Svihus was also drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 1965 NFL Draft, but chose to sign with the Oakland Raiders. Svihus was a starting left offensive tackle for the AFL's Oakland Raiders from 1965 through 1969, missing only 1 game. After the AFL–NFL merger, he continued for the NFL's Raiders in 1970, but was no longer a starter, starting only 1 game out of 13, replaced at left tackle by Art Shell, a Hall-of-Famer. He ended his career as a replacement with the New York Jets between 1971 and 1973.


Svihus co-wrote a book with Wayne Hawkins (Oakland Raiders offensive guard) and Dave Dalby (Oakland Raiders center) called Raider: How Offensive can you be? A 25-year history of the Oakland Raiders. The book is published by Peninsula Publishing in Monterey, California. The book was written in 1986-1987.

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