Boob Darling
Born:November 18, 1903
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Died:March 5, 1968
Career information
Position(s)Center
CollegeBeloit
Ripon
Career history
As player
1927–1931Green Bay Packers
Career highlights and awards
HonorsGreen Bay Packers Hall of Fame

Bernard "Boob" Darling (November 18, 1903 – March 5, 1968) was an American football player. He played his entire five-year career with the Green Bay Packers[1] and was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1970.[2] Bernard received his nickname from his younger sister who always called him 'booboo' which was eventually shortened to just 'boob'.[3] Darling died at Milwaukee in March 1968, of cancer.[4]

He is the younger brother of Lon Darling, a pioneer in early professional basketball in the United States and founder of the National Basketball League.[5]

Career statistics

Season Team Age Position Games Played Games Started
1927 Green Bay Packers 24 Center 1 0
1928 Green Bay Packers 25 Center 7 1
1929 Green Bay Packers 26 Center 11 7
1930 Green Bay Packers 27 Center 13 7
1931 Green Bay Packers 28 Center 4 1

References

  1. ^ "Boob Darling". NFL. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  2. ^ Gullickson, Denis J. (2006). Vagabond Halfback: The Life and Times of Johnny Blood McNally. Trail Books. p. 176. ISBN 978-1-931599-73-3.
  3. ^ Wolf, Bob. "Boob Darling Tried in Vain to Shed His Nickname." The Milwaukee Journal 7 Dec. 1965: n. pag. Print.
  4. ^ "Boob Darling, Ex-Packer, Dies at 64". The Milwaukee Sentinel. March 6, 1968. p. 9. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Bernard "Boob" Darling". Packers.com. Green Bay Packers. Retrieved May 23, 2019.