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Bob Devaney
Birth: Apr. 13, 1915
Death: May 9, 1997

College Football Couch. Born in Saginaw, Michigan, he is regarded as one of the College footballs all time best couches. Attending Alma College Michigan, he lettered as a football tight end and graduated a Bachelor of Science in 1939. For the next 14 seasons, he coached football at four Michigan high schools, was an assistant coach at Michigan State, (1953-56) and was head coach at the University of Wyoming, (1957-61). Going to the University of Nebraska as head football couch 1962, he led the Huskerís to National Championships (1970-71) and Big Eight titles (1963-66, 1969-72). He retired from coaching in 1972, with a record of 136-30-7 and Bowls 7-3. He was then the University of Nebraska full-time athletic director retiring in 1996. In 1981, he was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. He died from a heart attack at age 82 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Phyllis A. Devaney (1916 - 2000)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lincoln Memorial Park *
Lincoln
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: 50 yards straight in from the main entrance on the left side of the oval you see upon entering.
*Former burial location
 
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Record added: Feb 18, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 4571
Bob Devaney
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Bob Devaney
Added by: Bill Bates
 
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To the most famous head coach in Nebraska football history. I remember taking a picture of you on the sideline during an interview. It was at the NU-Missouri game, where the Huskers got upset. May your legends live on!!
- Larry Kosch
 Added: May. 26, 2015

- Bunny
 Added: Apr. 13, 2015
To The best ever, i was privileged to mow your lawn all those years ago..GO BIG RED..
- David Sheldon
 Added: Dec. 19, 2014
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