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Dobie, Gilmourlocked

(21 January 1879–23 December 1948)
  • Adam R. Hornbuckle


Dobie, Gilmour (21 January 1879–23 December 1948), college football player and coach, was born in Hastings, Minnesota, the son of Robert Dobie, a well driller, and Ellen Black. Dobie first played football in high school at Hastings as a 150-pound end and halfback. He graduated from Hastings High School and entered the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis in 1899. After joining the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team as an end in 1899, Dobie became quarterback and led the Gophers to the Western (later Big Ten) Conference Championship in 1900. He remained at quarterback until graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1902, after which he entered the University of Minnesota Law School and began a three-year tenure as a Minnesota assistant football coach. In 1902 he also coached the South Side Minneapolis High School football team to an undefeated season and the state championship. As an assistant coach, Dobie directed the Minnesota junior varsity football team to three consecutive undefeated seasons. Dobie graduated from law school in 1904 but never worked as an attorney....

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