Kyle Rote’s Cousin Also Shined on the Gridiron

The “This Week in Texas HIstory” column for the week of Wednesday, December 18 through Tuesday, December 24 is about the lesser known Rote — Tobin.

The cousins were born eight months apart and blossomed into football stars at different high schools in San Antonio.  Kyle went onto SMU, where he shared the backfield with the immortal Doak Walker and twice earned All-America honors.  Tobin chose Rice and quarterbacked the Owls to a Southwest Conference championship his senior.  He played 16 years in the pros and became the only QB to win both an NFL and AFL title.

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