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Robert “Bobby” Monnett

Inducted in 2010

Picture of Robert “Bobby” Monnett Robert “Bobby” Monnett was born February 27, 1910 in Bucyrus, Ohio and passed away on August 2, 1978. Bobby attended Bucyrus High School and played football there from 1925-1928. He was All-League, second team in 1926 and First Team All-League in both 1927 and 1928. He went on to Michigan State University and played football as a half-back from 1930-1932 and was Co-Captain of the Spartans in 1932. In 1931, he was second in the nation in scoring with 127 points and again in 1932 he was second in the nation with 80 points. He was an Honorable All-American and won the Governor of Michigan Most Valuable Player Award. In 1933 he joined the pro team, the Green Bay Packers and played with them until 1938. In the 1936 the Packers were National Champions. In 1934, Bobby led the team in scoring and in 1933 and 1935 he led the team in rushing. During his career, the 5’9”, 180-pound Monnett threw the first pro pass to Don Hutson against the Chicago Cardinals on opening day, 1935. It was incomplete. Monnett, scored two touchdowns against the Pirates in 1933, scored 16 points against the Eagles in 1934 and ran for the final touchdown in the ‘36 championship win over the Boston Redskins. He scored 91 points as a Packer. He was a triple threat in passing, point after attempts and field goals. Bobby was inducted into the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame in 1973.