BOB GILBERT
Hall of Fame Enshrinee Information

BOB GILBERT

Inducted: 1998
Years at Loras: 1950-54
Sport: Football, Basketball, Baseball
ACCOMPLISHMENTS/HONORS:
  • A two-way starter for the Duhawks football team, earning Little College All-American and 1st team Catholic All-American honors by his senior year. Caught passes for over 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns during his final two seasons.
  • Earned a tryout with the Los Angeles Rams.
  • After college, he flew over 300 combat missions as a naval aviator during his two tours of duty. Along the way, he earned two Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Navy Commendation Medals with combat "V"s, a Navy Unit Commendation, National Air Defense and Vietnam Service medals, as well as the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Gold Star.