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A View from Two Benches: Bob Thomas in Football and the Law

Doug Feldmann


Bob Thomas got his start in football at the University of Notre Dame, kicking for the famed “Fighting Irish” in the early 1970s. Claimed off waivers by the Chicago Bears in 1975, Thomas helped to take the franchise from their darkest days to their brightest. Yet, on the cusp of the team's greatest moment, he was struck with a shocking blow that challenged his fortitude. This dramatic retelling of Bob Thomas's fascinating life, shows how neither football nor the law was part of Thomas's dreams while growing up the son of Italian immigrants in Rochester, New York, in the 1960s. Chasing excellenc ... More

Keywords: Bob Thomas, Fighting Irish, Chicago Bears, football, football player, judge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501749988
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501749988.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Doug Feldmann, author
Northern Kentucky University