Bob McLeod was a star athlete at Glenbard High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. MacLeod was a standout offensive and defensive halfback for the Dartmouth team coached by Earl “Red” Blaik. McLeod was an All-American in 1937 and 1938. He placed fourth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1938. MacLeod is a member of the the College Football   Hall of Fame.  McLeod was also a gifted basketball player. A shooting guard, he made the All-Eastern team at Dartmouth.  After graduation, McLeod  returned to Chicago where he briefly played professional football for the Chicago Bears,coached the legendary George Halas.  At the end of the 1939 football season, Halas signed McLeod to a contract the with he Chicago Bruins, a Halas-owned team in the National Basketball League.  During World War II,  McLeod was Marine fighter pilot, serving five years, mostly in the South Pacific. He was discharged with the rank of major. After the war, McLeod started a career in magazine publishing. He remained active in the in the industry in various executive positions until 1994.


BOB MacLEOD Height: 6:00 Weight: 190 College: Dartmouth’39
Robert Frederick MacLeod Born:  Oct 15, 1917       Died:  Jan 13, 2003 Hometown: Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1935-36 Dartmouth (Frosh) College
1936-37 Dartmouth College
1937-38 Dartmouth College
1938-39 Dartmouth College
1939-40 Chicago NBL 9 4 3 11 1.2
1940-41 Detroit AAA Indep
1941-45 U.S. Marines Military Service
Major League Totals 9 4 3 11 1.2
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1939-40 Chicago WBT 4 3 1 5 .200 7 1.8
Major League Totals 4 3 1 5 .200 7 1.8


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