Bob Swisher
Date of birth: (1914-07-14)July 14, 1914[1]
Place of birth: United States Victoria, Illinois[1]
Date of death: 1979 (aged 64–65)[2]
Career information
Position(s): Running back
College: Northwestern University
 As player:
1938-1941, 1945 Chicago Bears
Playing stats at

Bob Swisher was a professional American football player who played running back for five seasons for the Chicago Bears.

He was born in 1914 in Victoria, Illinois.[1] By 1931 he was at Central High School in Peoria, where he participated in football, basketball, and track; his pole vault remained the record at Central until 1970. He then played football and track at Evanston's Northwestern University.[2]

After his time in the NFL, he coached at Loyola University of Los Angeles and the Naval Air Station in Millington, Tennessee.[2]

He died in 1979.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Bob Swisher". DatabaseFootball. Madison, Wisconsin: Roto Sports, Inc.. Retrieved 2012-02-23.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Bob Swisher". Peoria, Illinois: Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame. 2011-01-25. Retrieved 2012-02-23.
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