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Glenn Dobbs (July 12, 1920 in McKinneymarker, TexasmarkerNovember 12, 2002 in Tulsa, Oklahomamarker) was an American Football player in the All-America Football Conference. He played college football at the University of Tulsamarker before playing in the All-America Football Conference's Brooklyn Dodgers in 1946 and 1947, and the Los Angeles Dons from 1948 through 1949. Dobbs was named the AAFC's MVP in 1946. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Famemarker in 1980.

Dobbs joined Canada's pro football Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1951, leading his team to the Grey Cup game, and was named most valuable player in the Canadian western league that season. He became their player-coach in 1952, but was hampered by a knee injury.

He was a phenomenally popular figure in Saskatchewan during his brief time there. Following his first season in Regina, a local store sold "Dobber shirts" and "Dobber jeans" and many cars sported unofficial license plates which said "DOBBERVILLE."

Was an all-state back in Frederick, Oklahomamarker. His brother Bobby Dobbs was also a football player coach and preceded Dobbs at Tulsa

Notes

  1. Calder & Andrews, p.82.
Glenn Dobbs was the Athletic Director at Tulsa University when his younger brother, Bobby, was selected as head football coach. When his brother Bobby resigned, Glenn then took over as the head football coach.

References

  • Calder, Bob and Andrews, Garry. Rider Pride. Saskatoon, Sask: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1984. 215 pp.


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