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Catalog Number 2009.030.171
Description Plaque commemorating Bob Svihus being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 28, 1991. Plaque includes image of Svihus and a brief biography: "Bob Svihus, a three-sport star at Sequoia High School in the early '60s, would make his indelible athletic mark in football, always seeming to be on the right team at the right time. / Svihus helped the Cherokees dominate San Mateo County football. They never lost a game with Svihus on the team and reularly played before crowds numbering 10, 000 fans. / He then attended collegiate powerhouse University of Southern California where he earned all-Conference honors as an offensive lineman. In 1962, he helped the unbeaten Trojans capture the Rose Bowl title and national championship. / Svihus became the Oakland Raiders' No. 3 pick in the 1965 draft. He was a starting tackle as a rookie, and he played with them for six seasons, including the 1968 Super Bolw season , before giving way to Art Shell, the current Raider coach. / Svihus finished hi pro career protecting Joe Namath's knees with the New York Jets."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Bob Svihus Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date May 28, 1991
Species Plaque
Inscription Text "Final / Price" printed on sticker with handwritten "Top" and circled 5.
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Football
Svihus, Bob
Subjects Sports
Awards
Football
Football players
People Svihus, Bob