Wednesday, April 12, 2017

1978 Profile: Bob Chandler

Wide Receiver
No. 81
"Guess who has led all NFL wide receivers in receptions the last two years. No, not Drew Pearson, Cliff Branch or Sammy White ... Bob Chandler. That's right, Bob Chandler. Don't be surprised. Chandler is underrated but talented. He had 60 receptions last year, 176 the last three but always watches the Pro Bowl on TV.
Born in Long Beach, California, Chandler started his USC career as a quarterback, and in his first game as a wide receiver caught eight passes. He scored the only touchdown of the 1970 Rose Bowl when he was voted Player of the Game. He's a talented athlete who was on the USC track team and now tears up golf courses. Chandler is closing in on his law degree and is active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes."

-Dave Newhouse, The Complete Handbook of Pro Football, 1978 Edition

"One of the NFL's most outstanding wide receivers, Bob runs precise patterns and relies on quickness and moves plus sure hands. He is the holder on conversions and field goals.
Bob participated in the long jump, high jump and triple jump at USC."

1978 Topps, No. 85

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