Born: Oct. 18, 1957 in Port Arthur, Texas
NFL linebacker Bobby Leopold graduated from Lincoln High School in Port Arthur, Texas, in 1976. He lettered in track and football at Lincoln, earning All-District honors in the super 20 and the shot put.
Leopold attended Notre Dame on a football scholarship setting a school record for interceptions returned for touchdowns. He graduated in 1980, earning a degree in economics.
In 1980, Leopold was drafted in the 8th round by the San Francisco 49ers. After a stellar first year, he was voted to the NFL All-Rookie team. On January 25, 1982, he became a Super Bowl Champion when the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals by a score of 26-21. Leopold played professional football for eight years with the 49ers, Packers, and the USFL New Jersey Generals and was chosen All-Pro in the USFL in 1984.
He retired in 1988, and returned for a time to Port Arthur, teaching Economics at Memorial High School.