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Encyclopedia > Bob Dove

Bob Dove (Feb. 21, 1921 - April 19, 2006) served as an All-America end at the University of Notre Dame and went on to play for eight seasons in the National Football League. Following his retirement as a professional player, Dove embarked on a 37-year coaching career at the professional and collegiate levels. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002. The University of Notre Dame is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ...

Dove was born in Youngstown, Ohio, a steel-production center located near the Pennsylvania border. He was a three-year starter at the city's South High School from 1936-38; and he was selected as an all-city player by the Youngstown Vindicator (the local daily paper) in his final year. Official website: http://www. ...

He went on to greater athletic feats at the University of Notre Dame, where he was a three-year starter at end from 1940-42. Dove was a consensus All-American in his final two seasons. As a freshman in 1939, he caught 15 passes for 87 yards from future Heisman Trophy winner Angelo Bertelli. Dove then became the first sophomore to start for the Notre Dame "Fighting Irish" in 11 seasons. He received the Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy in 1942 as the top lineman in the country and and also played in the East-West Shrine All-Star Game. During his three seasons as a starter, Dove helped the Irish to a 22-4-3 record, including an undefeated (8-0-1) campaign in the first season of legendary coach Frank Leahy. The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award, named after former college football player and coach John W. Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football and is given annually to the top player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). ... Angelo Bertelli (June 18, 1921 - June 26, 1999) was an American football quarterback. ... 1927 Time cover featuring Rockne Knute Kenneth Rockne (March 4, 1888–March 31, 1931) was an American football player and by many regarded as the most famous college football coach in history. ... Frank William Leahy was an American collegiate football coach, born in 1908. ...

In 1948, Dove joined the NFL's Chicago Cardinals, where he played for five seasons. In 1953, he was traded to the Detroit Lions and played on their 1953 and 1954 championship teams. He retired in 1955. The Arizona Cardinals are a National Football League team based in Tempe, Arizona. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ...

Dove was an assistant coach at the University of Detroit from 1955-57, and then became an assistant for the Detroit Lions in 1958-59, and for the Buffalo Bills in 1960-61. He was head coach at Hiram College for seven seasons. He joined the Youngstown State University staff in 1969, where he served as assistant under four coaches, including Jim Tressel, current head football coach at Ohio State University. In 1987, Dove was named coach emeritus and served in that position through the 1991 Division I-AA national championship season. University of Detroit Mercy (4001 W. McNichols Rd. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Hiram College is an institution of higher learning located in Hiram, Ohio. ... Youngstown State University, founded in 1908, is an accredited university located in Youngstown, Ohio. ... James Patrick Tressel (born December 9, 1952) is the current head coach of The Ohio State University football team. ... The Ohio State University is currently the third largest university in the United States and currently ranked by US News and World Report as the best public university in Ohio and the twenty-first best public university in the nation. ...

Following a long illness, Dove died in Canfield, Ohio, on April 19, 2006. His funeral was held at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Canfield. Canfield is a city located in Mahoning County, Ohio, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 224 and State Route 46 about ten miles southwest of Youngstown. ...

Beyond his 2002 induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, Dove was also a second-team selection on Street & Smith's All-Time Dream Team, which covered players from the first 50 years of its publication (1941-1990). Dove was chosen at defensive end on the second team, ranked behind Ted Hendricks of Miami and Hugh Green of Pittsburgh, and alongside Bubba Smith of Michigan State. Theodore (Ted) Paul Hendricks (Born: 1 November 1947 in Guatemala City, Guatemala) was an American football linebacker for the 1969 to 1973 Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts), 1974 Green Bay Packers and the 1975 to 1983 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. ... Hugh Carleton Greene was Director-General of the BBC from 1960 to 1969, and is generally credited with modernising an organisation that had fallen behind in the wake of the launch of ITV in 1955. ... Charles Aaron Bubba Smith (born February 28, 1945 in Orange, Texas) is a former professional American football player in the 1960s and 1970s who became an actor in the 1980s. ...


  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 21, 2006.
  • The Associated Press, April 21, 2006.

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