Robert A. Seiple
Robert A. Seiple
Hometown: Providence, RI
Team: Football

Robert A. Seiple '65
Hometown: Providence, RI
Sport: Football
Year Inducted: 1980

Robert A. Seiple '65 will always be remembered as one of thefinest two-way ends in Brown football history. His coach, John J.McLaughry '40, comments: "During my coaching career, I had someends who were better on offensive, and I might have had one of twowho were comparable defensively, but I would have to say that BobSeiple is by far the finest all-around end I ever coached." BobSeiple had the stamp of greatness upon him when he came to Brown.While attending Belvidere High in New Jersey, he was president ofhis class for four years, was captain and an All-State end infootball, and was an All-County basketball player. A Dean's Liststudent at Brown, Seiple was All-Ivy and honorable mention All-Eastin football and was voted the team's most valuable player duringhis senior season. He played varsity lacrosse, captained the team,and was first team All-New England. Seiple's finest football momentoffensively came in his first varsity game when he took adown-the-middle pass from the late Jim Dunda and snake-hipped hisway through the secondary for the touchdown that gave Brown a 6-2victory over Colgate at Hamilton, N.Y. His defensive highlight camein his final game when Brown whitewashed Columbia, 7-0, at theStadium. Seiple's assignment that day was to live in the Columbiabackfield, as close to All-American quarterback Archie Roberts aspossible. The mission was accomplished, to the point where the Lionquarterback who had set 33 Ivy and Eastern passing records endedthe day with a minus 89 yards rushing and a total offense of onlyfive yards. From 1966 to 1969, Seiple was in the Marine Corps,serving part of the time as a navigator/bombardier aboard anIntruder jet. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and othermedals after flying 300 combat missions over Vietnam. Returning toBrown in 1971, Bob Seiple has served as admission officer, athleticdirector, and now vice president and director of The Campaign. Heand his wife, Margaret, have three daughters, Chris, Amy, andJesse.