Bob Zeman

Bob Zeman

Birth
Geneva, Kane County, Illinois, USA
Death 3 May 2019 (aged 82)
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 198978242 · View Source
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Professional Football Player. He played the defensive back position for both the American Football League's Los Angeles Chargers (later San Diego Chargers) and the Denver Broncos from 1960 to 1963 and 1965 to 1966. Born Edward Robert Zeman, he played football collegiately at the University of Wisconsin where he was a part of their 1959 team that played in the 1960 Rose Bowl against the University of Washington. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Chargers in the 1960 AFL Draft and was part of the Chargers' "Seven Pirates" defense that intercepted a league record 49 passes during the 1961 season. He played for the Los Angeles (later San Diego) Chargers during the 1960 and 1961 seasons before joining the Denver Broncos in 1962. He played for the Broncos for two seasons before rejoining the Chargers in 1965. During his tenure with the Broncos, he was named to AFL All-Star Game in 1962. He played for the Chargers during the 1965 and 1966 seasons before an injury forced him to retire as a player. He later became an assistant coach, first in college (Northwestern and Wisconsin) and then, in the NFL (Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills, and Los Angeles Rams). He also serve as a scout for various NFL teams as well during his career.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 8 May 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 198978242
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bob Zeman (22 Feb 1937–3 May 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 198978242, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Burial Details Unknown.