NFL, TU Hall Of Famer Bob St. Clair Passes Away

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 10:25 am
By: News On 6

NFL and TU Athletic Hall of Famer Bob St. Clair died on Monday at the age of 84. St. Clair was an All-Pro player for the San Francisco 49ers after one season at the University of Tulsa

St. Clair transferred to Tulsa prior to the 1952 season after three years at the University of San Francisco.

Drafted by his hometown 49ers in 1953, St. Clair emerged as one of the decade's top linemen, earning first- or second-team All-NFL honors nine times. He was also selected to five Pro Bowls and served as 49ers' captain from 1957 through 1959. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.

Despite playing only one year at Tulsa, he was recognized as one of the greatest defensive tackles in Golden Hurricane history. St. Clair combined his strength and agility to be an outstanding pass rusher, while earning second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors in that one season. St. Clair was inducted into the TU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991.