Robert Elgin 'Bob' Heck
Date of Birth: June 17, 1925, in South Bend, Indiana
Date of Death: April 17, 2013, in Naples, Florida (87 years old)
Did you know?
Bob Heck was a United States Marine and served our country in World War II
and during the Korean War.
In the mid 1940's, he entered a boxing tournament, won the heavyweight title, and was
presented the championship trophy by former president, Gerald Ford. Robert was chosen
to return to the United States to become an officer in the Marine Corps and was
assigned to the V12 Program at Purdue University.
Bob Heck also played football for the Quantico Marines before heading to Korea.
1949 Chicago Hornets (AAFC)
1950 Toronto Argonauts (CFL)
1951 Toronto Argonauts (CFL)
1952 Toronto Argonauts (CFL)