Friday, September 16, 2011

Meet Bob Hyland

When you visit Packerville, U.S.A., you might see something you’ve never seen before, or, in the case of today’s entry, someone you’ve never seen before. Our subject is former Packers G Bob Hyland, seen above in his playing days in Green Bay as the first-round draft choice in ’67. He would play in 56 games in Titletown through 1969, and then move on to the Chicago Bears, New York Giants, again with the Packers in 1976, and finally with the New England Patriots, retiring in 1977. He played college football at Boston College, and high school football at Archbishop Stepinac High School (Class of 1963).

Hyland stands to Vince Lombardi’s right side during a 1967 game. Also seen are WR Bob Long (#80), DB Doug Hart (#43), and LB Jim Flanigan (#55).

Hyland lives in White Plains, N.Y., and ran unsuccessfully for mayor there in March 2011. He currently owns the Sports Page Pub in that town.