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Bob Crable


Robert Edward Crable

Inducted 2017

Date of Birth



Cincinnati, OH


University of Notre Dame (1978-1981)


A two-time Consensus All-America Bob Crable owns nearly every tackling record at Notre Dame. At the time of his induction, Crable helds Notre Dame’s career (521), single-season (187) and single-game (26) tackling records. A Third Team All-America in 1979, his 26 tackles against Clemson that season are tied for the most ever in an FBS game. In the 1979 Cotton Bowl following his freshman season, he recovered a fumble that led to a touchdown and a comeback victory over Houston in the famous “Chicken Soup” game. The two-time team captain and team MVP for Hall of Fame coach Dan Devine also led the Irish to a berth in the 1981 Sugar Bowl. A 1982 Hula Bowl participant, Crable led the team in tackles three seasons and posted four games with 20 or more tackles as a sophomore. In 2006, he received the Butkus Silver Anniversary Award. The 23rd overall pick in the 1982 NFL Draft, Crable played seven seasons for the New York Jets. While with the Jets, he went into his first business venture, a high-end sportswear company known as Crable Sportswear. After his professional football career, he returned to his high school alma mater, Moeller High School in Cincinnati, where he coached football and taught religion for 16 years. Crable would serve as the school’s head football coach from 2001-07. In 2007, Crable started the Crable Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing scholarships to student-athletes looking to attend Catholic high schools. He has founded several other companies, including Crable Investments and Hilltop Management Company. Crable is a member of the Hamilton County (Ohio) Hall of Fame.


Height 6'3"

Weight 225

Career Highlights

  • 1981 Consensus All-America
  • 1980 Consensus All-America
  • 1979 Third Team All-America
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