Bob Devaney

Bob Devaney

Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
Death 9 May 1997 (aged 82)
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Burial* Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA

* This is the original burial site

Plot 50 yards straight in from the main entrance on the left side of the oval you see upon entering.
Memorial ID 4571 · View Source
Suggest Edits

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

Family Members




How famous was Bob Devaney?

Current rating:

67 votes

to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 17 Feb 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial 4571
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : 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 .