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Bob Devaney

  • Birth 13 Apr 1915 Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 9 May 1997 Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
  • Plot 50 yards straight in from the main entrance on the left side of the oval you see upon entering.
  • Memorial ID 4571

College Football Coach. Born in Saginaw, Michigan, he is regarded as one of the College footballs all time best coaches. Attending Alma College Michigan, he lettered as a football tight end and graduated a Bachelor of Science in 1939. For the next 14 seasons, he coached football at four Michigan high schools, was an assistant coach at Michigan State, (1953-56) and was head coach at the University of Wyoming, (1957-61). Going to the University of Nebraska as head football coach 1962, he led the Husker’s to National Championships (1970-71) and Big Eight titles (1963-66, 1969-72). He retired from coaching in 1972, with a record of 136-30-7 and Bowls 7-3. He was then the University of Nebraska full-time athletic director retiring in 1996. In 1981, he was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. He died from a heart attack at age 82 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 18 Feb 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4571
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bob Devaney (13 Apr 1915–9 May 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4571, citing Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .