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Bob Jeter
Position(s)
Cornerback
Jersey #(s)
21
Born May 9, 1937(1937-05-09)
Union, South Carolina
Died November 20, 2008 (Age 71)
Chicago, Illinois
Career information
Year(s) 19601973
NFL Draft 1960 / Round: 2 / Pick: 17
College Iowa
Professional teams
Career stats
Interceptions 26
INT yards 333
Touchdowns 2
Stats at NFL.com
Career highlights and awards

Robert DeLafayette Jeter, Jr. (May 9, 1937  – November 20, 2008) was a former American football cornerback in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears. He played college football at the University of Iowa. As a halfback with the Hawkeyes, Bob Jeter rushed for a Rose Bowl record 194 yards on just nine carries, including an 81 yard touchdown run, another Rose Bowl record. Jeter was the 1959 Rose Bowl MVP

Jeter was part of the Packers' teams that won the 1965 NFL Championship and Super Bowls I and II. During this time, Packers defense led the league in fewest points allowed in 1965 and 1966, fewest total yards allowed in 1964 and 1967, and fewest passing yards allowed from 1964-68.

In eleven seasons, Jeter had 26 interceptions for 333 yards and two touchdowns. He also had two receptions for 25 yards.

Bob had worked for the Chicago Park District alongside former Big Ten (Illinois) grappler Patrick Heffernan, coordinating citywide sporting events for kids.

His son, Rob Jeter, is the head men's basketball coach at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

Bob died on November 20, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois of a heart attack.

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