Robert Kowalkowski (November 5, 1943 – September 17, 2009) was an American Football offensive guard who played for the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers in a twelve-year career that lasted from 1966 to 1977 in the National Football League.[1]

Bob Kowalkowski
Born:(1943-11-05)November 5, 1943
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Died:September 17, 2009(2009-09-17) (aged 65)
Detroit, Michigan
Career information
Position(s)Offensive Guard
AFL draft1965 / Round: Red Shirt 2 / Pick: 15
Drafted byBoston Patriots
NFL draft1965 / Round: 5 / Pick: 95
Drafted byDetroit Lions
Career history
As player
1966–1976Detroit Lions
1977Green Bay Packers

Kowalkowski played college football at the University of Virginia and was drafted in the fifth round of the 1965 NFL Draft by the Lions. His son Scott was selected in the 1991 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles and also played with the Lions.[2]


  1. ^ "Former Lions Lineman Bob Kowalkowski Dies". Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Longtime Lions lineman Kowalkowski dies at 65". 18 September 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2018.

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