Bill Jobko
Born:October 7, 1935
Bridgeport, Ohio
Died:December 18, 2004(2004-12-18) (aged 69)
Snellville, Georgia
Career information
Position(s)Linebacker
CollegeOhio State
NFL draft1958 / Round: 7 / Pick 80
Career history
As player
1958–1962Los Angeles Rams
1963–1965Minnesota Vikings
1966Atlanta Falcons

William Kermit Jobko (October 7, 1935 – December 18, 2004) was an American football linebacker who played nine seasons in the National Football League for the Rams (1958–1962), the Minnesota Vikings (1963–1965) and the Atlanta Falcons (1966). He played college football at Ohio State.

Early years

He attended Bridgeport High School (OH). He accepted a football scholarship from Ohio State University, where he became a starter on the offensive line for the 1954 and 1957 national championship teams. In 1957, he received All-American and team's most valuable player honors.

Professional career

Jobko was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the 7th round (80th overall) of the 1958 NFL Draft.

1966 was his last year as a linebacker because he developed high blood pressure and was forced to retire for health reasons.

Personal life

In 1968, he served as the Falcons' assistant linebackers coach under head coach Norb Heckerin. In 1969, he was hired as a Falcons college scout. From 1978 to 1989, he was the Falcons director of pro personnel.

Jobko died of an abdominal aortic aneurysm on December 18, 2004.

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