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Bob Meeker

If you cut Bob Meeker, he’d probably bleed green. When it comes to football, he’s Irish through and through. He was an All-District football and basketball player for the Fighting Irish of St. Vincent High School. Then he was a 2-year starter at offensive tackle for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. At South Bend, Meeker was an integral part of the renaissance of the most fabled college football program in the country. In his junior year, the Irish brought in another Akron man to be their head coach – Ara Parseghian. The turnaround began immediately for Notre Dame and Meeker. Meeker started all 10 games in 1964 as Notre Dame finished 9-1 and received the MacArthur Bowl as the College Football Hall of Fame’s selection as the national champion. He started again in ’65 and earned a spot in the North South College All-Star Game.

Inducted 1989 | Football