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Bob Stein

Defensive End

Robert Allen Stein

Inducted 2020

Date of Birth



Minneapolis, MN


University of Minnesota (1966-1968)


The definition of a student athlete, Bob Stein matched his All-America honors on the gridiron with his success in the classroom. He was a two-time Academic All-America and received an NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship. Stein was an NFF Scholar Athlete in 1968 and becomes the 19th Golden Gopher player to be elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. The three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree led Minnesota to a share of the conference title in 1967. The Gophers finished with a No. 14 ranking in the Coaches Poll after an 8-2 record and a decisive victory over No. 5 Indiana. Stein was also elected to the University of Minnesota Sports, National Jewish Sports and St. Louis Park High School (HS) Halls of Fame. Stein was a fifth-round draft pick in the 1969 AFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He helped lead that franchise to a victory in Super Bowl IV. He also spent time with the Los Angeles Rams (1973-1974), before spending time with the Minnesota Vikings and San Diego Chargers in 1975. While a member of the Chiefs, Stein graduated in the top 10% of his class from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law. He was also the founding president and CEO of the Minnesota Timberwolves from 1987-1995.


Height 6'2"

Weight 218

Career Highlights

  • 1968 Academic All-America
  • 1968 All-Conference
  • 1968 First-Team All-America
  • 1968 NCAA Post-Graduate Scholar
  • 1968 NFF Scholar-Athlete
  • 1967 All-Conference
  • 1967 First-Team All-America
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