Bill SvobodaFootball, 1947-59
Tulane University/NFL

Inducted: 1987

  • After a standout career at Tulane, went on to play linebacker in the NFL for nine seasons with the Chicago Cardinals (1950-53) and the New York Giants (1954-58).
  • Served as co-captain of Tulane's Southeastern Conference co-championship team in 1949.
  • Selected in the third round (29th overall) of the 1950 NFL Draft.
  • Registered nine career interceptions and also recovered 12 fumbles.
  • The defensive captain for the Giants when they won the NFL championship in 1956 and the divisional championship in 1958.
  • Also inducted into the Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame in 1978.
  • Born July 12, 1928 and died June 20, 1980 at the age of 51.
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