Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Bob "Bab" Babich

Bob "Bab" Babich


  • Position: Linebacker
  • School: Miami (OH)
  • High School: Campbell, OH ( Memorial HS)
  • Years: 1966-1968
  • Inducted: 1994
  • Place of Birth: Youngstown, OH
  • Date of Birth: May 05, 1947
  • Jersey Number: 60
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 225

Member Biography

Bob Babich was a three-year starter as a linebacker for Miami University in Ohio. He made all-Mid-America Conference two years 1967-68 and in 1968 was named to the All- America teams picked by the American Football Coaches Association, the Sporting News, and Time Magazine. He also was the Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year for 1968 and was Miami University's Athlete of the Year for the school term 1968-69. After his senior season he was picked to play in three post-season games, the Senior Bowl, North-South Shrine Bowl, and All-American Bowl. As a college star Babich stood 6-2 and weighed 225 pounds. He played nine years in the pros with San Diego and Cleveland. By winning election in 1994, Babich became the first player from Miami of Ohio to reach the College Football Hall of Fame.