Bob Asher (American football)
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|Date of birth:||June 13, 1948|
|Place of birth:||Arlington, Virginia|
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|High school:||Bishop O'Connell|
|NFL draft:||1970 / Round: 2 / Pick: 27|
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Robert Dabney "Bob" Asher is a former professional American football player who played offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears. He played college football for Vanderbilt University.
At Vanderbilt University he started in every game during his three years of eligibility. As a junior he was named All-South and second team All-SEC. As a senior he received first team All-SEC and Consensus All-American honors. He also played in the Chicago College All-Star Game, the North-South Shrine Game, the Senior Bowl and the Canadian American Bowl.
During the 1970 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys traded cornerback Phil Clark and running back Craig Baynham to the Chicago Bears, in exchange for a second round draft choice, that the team used to select Asher.
He injured his knee as a rookie and played in only 6 games. Doctors thought he could avoid surgery on the knee, but had to eventually perform the procedure in 1971, which would cost him a chance to start and play in Super Bowl VI. The team placed him on the injured reserve list and replaced him by signing future hall of famer Forrest Gregg.