Robert Edward Crable (born September 22, 1959) is an American former college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons during the 1980s. He played college football for the University of Notre Dame, and twice earned consensus All-American honors. A first-round pick in the 1982 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the NFL's New York Jets.
Crable was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up in nearby Deer Park, a Cincinnati suburb. He attended Archbishop Moeller High School, and compiled an accomplished high school football career. His Moeller high school teams won three consecutive football state championships and compiled a three-season record of 36–0.
He attended the University of Notre Dame and pursued a degree in business administration and marketing. He played for coach Dan Devine and coach Gerry Faust's Notre Dame Fighting Irish football teams from 1978 to 1982, and he was selected as team captain his junior and senior seasons. He was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American in both 1980 and 1981, while compiling the following statistical records: 521 career tackles—still a Notre Dame record; most tackles in a season (187 in 1979) and a game (26 vs. Clemson in 1979), and his 26 tackles also ties an NCAA single-game record.
After graduating from Notre Dame, Crable was selected in the first round (23rd pick) of the 1982 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. He played linebacker with the Jets for seven years. After sustaining two knee injuries that ended his professional football career, he returned to Cincinnati. He began his own business—Crable Sportswear—while playing for the Jets, until his top-of-the-line sportswear company was purchased by The Midland Company in 1989, and Crable retained the position of company president.
Life after the NFL
Crable then returned to his high school alma mater, Moeller High School, during the 1992–93 school year as a coach and part-time religion teacher. The next year he accepted a full-time teaching position in the religion department. He became certified to teach religion by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati after attending The Athenaeum of Ohio. He was named the head football coach of Moeller High School and coached for eight seasons from 2000 to 2007.
One Foot Down
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:04:30 -0700
Finished his career playing one year each with the New York Yanks, Montreal Allouettes, and Washington Redskins before retiring back to Cleveland and working in the steel industry. 38. LB Bob Crable, 23rd pick in 1982 (New York Jets). Carved out a nice ...
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:04:23 -0800
Sauce entries will be judged by “celebrity judges” Judge Penelope Cunningham, Ohio First District Court of Appeals; Bill Cunningham, radio and television personality; St. Vincent, Moeller, Notre Dame and NY Jets alumnus Bob Crable; chef Coby Lowry from ...
The Jet Press
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 15:18:18 -0700
Remember Bob Crable? He was born in Cincinnati, OH, and attended Archbishop Moeller High School. This is where Crable's football career really got going, as his teams at the school went a combined 36-0 over the years Bob was in school. Crable took his ...
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:56:15 -0700
Crusaders' senior quarterback Matt Crable – described by Rodenberg as “Mr. Moeller” – is the son of Bob Crable, who played linebacker for Faust at both Moeller and Notre Dame in the 1970s and '80s before being selected in the first round of the 1982 ...
Notre Dame Insider
Notre Dame Insider
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:23:24 -0700
Linebacker Bob Crable, wide receiver Thom Gatewood and wide receiver/kick returner Raghib Ismail have all appeared on the ballot before, and the hall of fame class will be announced Jan. 9, 2015. To be eligible for the ballot, players must have been ...
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 09:39:22 -0800
They included future All-Americans and/or NFL stalwarts Bob Crable, Tony Hunter, Steve Sylvester and Steve Niehaus, along with Mark Brooks, Mike Larkin, brothers Hiawatha and D'Juan Francisco, Tim Koegel and more. John Shaffer was one who got away ...
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:53:48 -0800
Moeller senior QB Matt Crable has offers from Grand Valley State and Lafeyette, according to Moeller coach John Rodenberg. Ashland is also interested and may offer, Rodenberg said. Crable, a first-team all-GCL South selection this season, threw for 2 ...
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 09:13:18 -0700
Saturday night in South Bend, Michigan and Notre Dame will play their last game for the foreseeable future (7:30 p.m. ET, NBC), with their 41-game series scheduled to end for no clear reason. There is a good chance that you won't watch it, because ...
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