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Bob Belden (American football)

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Position:  Quarterback
Weight:  210 lb (95 kg)

Height:  6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Place of birth:  Canton, Ohio
Name  Bob Belden
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Date of birth:  (1947-06-20) June 20, 1947 (age 68)

High school:  Central Catholic (OH)

Robert Belden (born June 20, 1947) is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at the University of Notre Dame.

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Early years

Belden attended Central Catholic High School, becoming a starter at quarterback as a junior and registering a 4-3-3 record. In his final year, his team finished with a 6-3-1 record and he was named All-Ohio.

He accepted a scholarship from the University of Notre Dame, where he was the third-string quarterback behind Terry Hanratty and Joe Theismann. As a senior, he was 3-for-3 in passing and 8-for-14 in his career, although he didn't reach the minimum playing time to be lettered.

Dallas Cowboys

Belden was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the twelfth round (308th overall) of the 1969 NFL draft, even though he never started a game in college. As a rookie, he was able to make the team after Jerry Rhome was traded to the Cleveland Browns and Don Meredith unexpectedly retired. He was active for the first game and was placed on the taxi squad the rest of the season.

He was waived on September 9, 1970 and placed again on the taxi squad. At the end of the year, he decided to leave professional football and pursue a career in the private sector.

Personal life

Belden worked at the Chicago Board Options Exchange, before being named the CEO at the Belden Brick Company.

References

Bob Belden (American football) Wikipedia


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