Bob Waterfield

Bob Waterfield

Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
Death 25 Mar 1983 (aged 62)
Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: His ashes were scattered under pine trees near his favorite hunting spot located in Caliente, California
Memorial ID 24339808 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Professional Football Player, Coach. For eight seasons (1945 to 1952), he played at the quarterback, kicker and punter positions in the National Football League with the Cleveland/Los Angeles Rams. Born Robert Stanton Waterfield, he was raised in California, where he attended Van Nuys High School. He played collegiate football at UCLA (his athletics and studies were interrupted when he served with the United States Army during World War II in 1943) and he was a contributor to the 1944 Bruins' Conference Champion Team. Selected by the Rams during the 5th round of the 1944 NFL Draft, he played in a total of 91 regular season games. In 1945, Waterfield in his rookie season, led the Cleveland Rams to a 9 win, 1 loss single season record for which culminated with the NFL Title. After the Rams' relocation to Los Angeles , he split quarterback duties with Norm Van Brocklin and was a contributor the the Rams' capturing of the NFL Championship in 1951. This would be the only time the Rams won the NFL Title while located in Los Angeles. In individually, Waterfield earned First-Team All-Pro honors three-times (1945, 1946 and 1949) and Pro-Bowl recognition twice (1950 and 1951). He led the NFL twice in passing touchdowns with 14 in 1945 and 17 in 1946. After retiring as a player, he served as head coach of the Rams from 1960 until 1962. He was married to actress Jane Russell from 1943 until 1968. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965. He died from heart related issues.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bob Waterfield (26 Jul 1920–25 Mar 1983), Find a Grave Memorial no. 24339808, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a His ashes were scattered under pine trees near his favorite hunting spot located in Caliente, California.