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Bob Odell
Date of birth: March 5, 1922 (1922-03-05) (age 87)
Place of birth: Corning, Iowa
Career information
Position(s): End
College: University of Pennsylvania
NFL Draft: 1944 / Round: 2 / Pick: 15
Drafted by: Chicago-Pittsburgh Cardinals-Steelers
College Football Hall of Fame

Robert H. Odell (born March 5, 1922) is a former American football player who, as a college Senior, won the Maxwell Award in 1943. In 1944 he was drafted in the second round (15th overall) by the Chicago-Pittsburgh Cardinals-Steelers but served in the United States Navy from 1944 through 1946. The Pittsburgh Steelers offered Odell $8,000 to play for the 1946 season. However, his doctor recommended that he give up football due to a knee injury suffered while playing basketball. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1992.



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