Bob Mann

Bob Mann

Birth
New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, USA
Death 21 Oct 2006 (aged 82)
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Burial Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 16317197 · View Source
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Professional Football Player. For seven seasons (1948 to 1954), he played at the offensive end position in the National Football League with the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers. Born Robert Mann, he attended J.T. Barber High School in North Carolina and served with the United States Navy during World War II, prior to playing collegiate football at the University of Michigan. While with the Wolverines, he experienced a national championship season in 1947 with the Michigan squad that yielded a perfect 10 win 0 loss record and culminated with a 49 to 0 win over Southern California in the Rose Bowl (1948). Individually, Mann distinguished himself as he achieved All-Conference honors in 1947. Signed by Detroit as a nob-drafted player in 1948, he played in 62 career regular season games. In 1949, he topped the 1,000 reception yardage mark with 1014 while also leading the league in that statistic. He made history as the first African American to suit up with the Green Bay Packers in 1950. Mann attained a law degree from the Detroit College of Law and went onto establish his own practice. Mann was named to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1988.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 25 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16317197
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bob Mann (8 Apr 1924–21 Oct 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16317197, citing Saint Andrews Episcopal Church Cemetery, Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .