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Encyclopedia > Bobby Garrett
Bobby Garrett
Date of birth August 16, 1932
Place of birth Los Angeles, California
Height ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg)
Position(s) Quarterback
College Stanford
NFL Draft 1954 / Round 1 / Pick 1
Awards 1954 Hula Bowl MVP
Statistics
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Team(s)
1954 Green Bay Packers

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Garrett was an All-American quarterback at Stanford University, where he also starred as a defensive back. After being was named most valuable player of the Hula Bowl, he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns as the first overall selection in the 1954 NFL Draft. The Browns had needed someone to take over for the veteran Otto Graham, but they soon discovered that Garrett had a liability as a quarterback: he stuttered, which made calling plays difficult.[1] All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ... The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University (or simply Stanford), is a private university located approximately 37 miles (60 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco and approximately 20 miles northwest of San José in an unincorporated part of Santa Clara County. ... Defensive back (DB) is a player in American football whose role is primarily pass coverage; that is, the defensive back will stay near a receiver and try to deflect or intercept any passes thrown to him. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... The Hula Bowl is an independently administered post-season invitational college football game held each year in Hawaii, currently at Aloha Stadium in the Hālawa district of Honolulu. ... This article is becoming very long. ... The 1954 NFL Draft was held on January 28, 1954. ... Otto Everett Graham Jr. ... Stuttering, also known as stammering in the United Kingdom, is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases; and involuntary silent pauses or blocks in which the stutterer is unable to produce sounds. ...


The Browns traded Garrett along with halfback Don Miller and linemen Johnny Bauer and Chet Gierula to the Green Bay Packers for quarterback Babe Parilli and offensive tackle Bob Fleck. The Packers wanted a backup for veteran Tobin Rote, but did not learn of Garrett's stuttering problem before making the trade. Garrett played just nine games in the NFL.[2] The offensive team or offense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage in possession of the ball. ... An offensive lineman (football) is one of a group of positions in American football. ... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... Vito Babe Parilli (born 1930) of the University of Kentucky was an All-American starting quarterback for the Wildcats under Coach Paul Bear Bryant. ... The offensive team or offense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage in possession of the ball. ... Tobin Rote (January 18, 1928 - June 27, 2000) was an American college and professional football player who played quarterback for the NFLs Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions, the Canadian Football Leagues Toronto Argonauts, and the American Football Leagues San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos. ...


References

  1. ^ Merron, Jeff (April 15, 2005). The List: Weird NFL draft moments. ESPN.com (subscription required). Retrieved on 2007-01-26.
  2. ^ Cunningham, Michael (August 6, 2001). Camp Report. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved on 2007-01-26.
Preceded by
Gary Kerkorian
Stanford Starting Quarterbacks
1951-1953
Succeeded by
John Brodie

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