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Bob Skinner
Bob Skinner

Track and Field

Football (1937-38), Men's Track and Field (1938)

Inducted: 1992

A tackle on the football team and a shot putter in track ... Skinner was a member of the 1937 Illinois State team which recorded a 5-1-2 mark ... contributed to a defensive unit which held opponents to an average of less than four points per game and recorded four straight shutouts ... had a short stint with the Chicago (now Arizona) Cardinals in the NFL before entering military service in World War II ... coached high school sports at Forrest, Lincoln, and St. Elmo High Schools ... athletic director at River Forrest High School before his death in 1965.