Rob played for the Vandals during 1965-68 and was the backup to Ray McDonald at running back during his sophomore year. He led the team rushing his final season with 979 yards on 206 carries for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. He also scored three touchdowns.
He won several honors for his senior season, including first-team all-Big Sky Conference, the Idaho Inspirational Award as voted on by his teammates, the Vandal Booster Top Offensive Back of the Year, and the coach’s Kicker Award for being the top hustler on the kickoff team. He was co-captain of the squad, which wound up tied with Weber State for the Big Sky title. He was the team’s Player of the Game for his effort against Idaho State as well.
He signed a free-agent contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers but was cut before the start of the season. He then signed and played with the Spokane Shockers semi-pro team and spent a half season with the Ottawa Rough Riders in the Canadian Football League.