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Robert E. 'Bob' Yates


Bob Yates

Vermont Sports Hall of Fame 2012

Date of Birth: November 20, 1938, in Montpelier, Vermont

Date of Death: April 16, 2013, in Spring Branch, Texas (74 years old)


The Boston Herald - Published 04/18/13

Bob Yates died at his home in Spring Branch, Texas.

Did you know?

Bob Yates was interviewed about his career and retirement, he was quoted as saying,

“I got retired by Jerry MaysYates said. “The last game I played in the pros, he

picked me up and literally threw me at (quarterback) Babe Parilli. Mays was 6-7,

285 or 290 pounds. I said, ‘This is crazy, I can't play this game anymore at this level."



1961 Boston Patriots (AFL)

1962 Boston Patriots (AFL)

1963 Boston Patriots (AFL)

1964 Boston Patriots (AFL)

1965 Boston Patriots (AFL)


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