Bob Svihus

Bob Svihus

Infobox Pro Football player
DateOfBirth=June 21, 1943
Birthplace=Los Angeles, California
Position=Offensive Tackle
College=Southern California
Career Highlights=Y
Honors=American Football League Champion, 1967
AFLDraftedRound=3 / 3rd Pick
teams=AFL Oakland Raiders
NFL Oakland Raiders
NFL New York Jets

Bob Svihus (born June 21, 1943, in Los Angeles) is a former American college and professional football offensive tackle.

Professional career

Svihus played for the American Football League Oakland Raiders from 1965 through 1969, and after the AFL-NFL merger, for the Raiders in 1970, and the New York Jets between 1971 and 1973.

Svihus was also drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 1965 NFL Draft, but chose to sign with the Raiders.

College career

In college at the University of Southern California, Svihus was a 1964 All-Pac 10 Tackle.

High School Career

He went to Sequoia High School in Redwood City, CA.


Svihus co-wrote a book with Wayne Hawkins (Oakland Raiders Offensive Guard) and Dave Dalby (Oakland Raiders Center) called "Raider: How Offensive can you be? A 25-year history of the Oakland Raiders." The book is published by Peninsula Publishing in Monterey, CA. The book was written in 1986-1987.

ee also

*Other American Football League players

External links

* [ Bob Svihus] Profile at USC Legends

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