43. Bob Kuechenberg

43.  Bob Kuechenberg
Bob Kuechenberg
As one of the men who eagerly waits for the final undefeated team to lose every NFL season, Bob Kuechenberg was a staple on the fame Miami Dolphins O-Line.

As part of the Dolphins two consecutive Super Bowl champions, Kuechenberg actually enjoyed better individual seasons after.  Although he looked like a reject from the Longest Yard Prison Team (the original movie); Kuechenberg would enter into six Pro Bowl seasons.  What he lacked in ability, he made up for in guile.

Kuechenberg was a finalist for eight years in a row but in 2010 he failed to even get to the Semi Finals on the Hall of Fame ballot.  Many from that legendary 72’ Dolphins team are in the Hall (including fellow lineman) and this may now work against him as it may be felt that that group has been sufficiently recognized.

The Bullet Points:

Country of Origin:
Gary, Indiana, U.S.A.

Eligible Since:

Left Guard

Played for:
Miami Dolphins

Notre Dame

4th Round, 80th Overall in 1969

Major Accolades and Awards:
Pro Bowl Selections (6) (1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1982 & 1983)
First Team All Pro Selection (1) (1978)
Second Team All Pro Selection (1) (1977)
Super Bowl Rings (2) (Miami Dolphins, Super Bowl VII & VIII)

Other Points of Note:

Notable All Time Rankings:

Years Nominated for the Hall of Fame:
Finalist: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009

Should Bob Kuechenberg be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put him in! - 33.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 33.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 11.1%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 22.2%
Last modified on Monday, 16 March 2015 14:45


0 #2 Committee Chairman -0001-11-30 00:00
NJ, Thanks, we have corrected the Finalist typo.
-2 #1 NJRob68 -0001-11-30 00:00
Kuechenberg was first eligible for the HoF in 1990. A candidate has 20 years on the writer's ballot. His eligibility on the writer's ballot expired following the 2009 HoF election which is why he wasn't a semi-finalist on the 2010 HoF ballot. He's now a Senior candidate.

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