Robert F. Pollock

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Bob Pollock was an outstanding high school athlete whose athletic ability enabled him to excel at three sports. In addition to his national ranking as one of the outstanding college prospects in the country as a football player, he also received statewide recognition as a Discus Thrower in track and a tough rebounder and inside scorer in basketball.

Bob capped his great high school football career by being named to the All State and All American Teams. After sifting through dozens of college offers he decided on the University of Pittsburgh because of their excellent program in Dentistry. He had an outstanding career as a Defensive Lineman at Pitt. And as a senior he had an All-American type year. He co-captained the Pitt squad in 1956 along with another All American, Joe Walton.

Pollock and Walton led the “Panthers” to a great season which culminated in their invitation to the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.

Bob was named All East First Team, All Pennsylvania First team, and MJ’s Annual One All American Team. He also was invited to play in the Senior Bowl College All Star Game. The Pittsburgh Press awarded him their Dapper Dan Award as the outstanding Defensive Player that same year.

He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL; but decided to enter Pitt’s Dental School instead. He is now a practicing Dentist in Western Pennsylvania.

Bob was another of those outstanding coal region athletes who was able to parlay his great athletic ability into an outstanding career.

Categories: 1990 Hall of Fame