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Acton Boxborough Colonial Club

Robert Abare


Last Fall Bobby's football career was bequeathed with the cherry on top of the sundae. Yale had celebrated its 100th birthday and 57 players were honored as the greatest in Yale Bowl lore. There was Bobby, standing next to Calvin Hill and other spirits of the Bowl. So-well deserved.
Bobby was a 3-sport captain at AB, and earned 11-varsity letters, leading squads in football, basketball and baseball. Most important to Bobby are the successes of those teams. From 2001 through 2004, AB's Bill Maver's football team won 4 DCL championships and 4 Division 1A Super Bowls, and helped secure the MA State Winning Record of 52-games, taking the record away from Concord.
In 2003 and 2004, he was named to the Lowell Sun, Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic teams as running back/ linebacker. Bobby was named to the Gridiron Club /Coaches Super 26 All-Star team. Bobby holds AB's all-time rushing record at 4,100 yards and holds the records for most yards rushing in Mass. Super Bowl history (575).
Bobby played Varsity Basketball for Coach Rick Kilpatrick for 4 years, the teams winning 3 DCL titles, North Division champs and finalists in 3 of those years. He was named a DCL All-Star in 2003. Just to round it out, Bobby played 3 years of Varsity baseball at 3rd base and left field.
At Yale as a linebacker, he was 3 time first team All New England selection, 2008 Bulger Lowe Award winner as best defensive college player in NE (shared with Mark Herzlich of the NY Giants), a first team Walter Camp 2008 All-American, and first team Coaches All-American. Bobby is the Yale record holder for most career interceptions by a linebacker (10) and most career defensive touchdowns (4).
It is safe to say that Bobby goes into the AB Hall of Fame in "The Legends" category, not only as a player, but as a teammate and leader.
Bobby's most memorable time at AB is playing football with his brothers Mike'02 and Larry and being coached by his Dad, Lou'75 (ab).

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