University of Michigan Football All-American

Robert Chappuis

Halfback, 1947

Bob Chappuis

A triple-threat back, Bob returned from World War II service to pick up his career where he left off. During war service as an aerial gunner he was shot down over Italy on his 21st mission but escaped after a series of thrilling adventures. He became one of the country's greatest backs in 1947 and climaxed a brilliant career by setting two Rose Bowl records, Jan. 1, 1948, eclipsing records for total offense and pass completions. He also lettered twice in baseball. Following two years in professional football, he entered business and is now a successful labor relations director.


CAREER STATISTICS*

Rushing
Year Games Carries Net Gain Ave. Gain tds
1942 9 54 220 4.07 1
1946 8 116 501 4.31 4
1947 10 113 419 3.70 5
Career 27 283 1140 4.02 10

Passing

Year

Games

Attempts

Comp.

Pct.

Interc.

Yards

tds
1942 9 64 28 .44 4 358 2
1946 8 92 52 .56 7 734 7
1947 10 86 48 .56 5 976 13
Career 27 242 128 .53 16 2068 22

Pass Receiving

Year

Receptions

Yards

Ave.

tds
1942 1 30 30.0 0
1946 2 49 24.5 0
1947 1 10 10.0 0
Career 4 89 22.3 0

* Does not include statistics from 1948 Rose Bowl Game. Chappuis threw two touchdown passes in the game.

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