Bob Pelkington

Bob Pelkington
Personal information
Born (1941-09-06)September 6, 1941
Akron, Ohio
Died January 31, 2016(2016-01-31) (aged 74)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Central Catholic (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
College Xavier (1961–1964)
NBA draft 1964 / Round: 8 / Pick: 65th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Position Center
Career highlights and awards

Robert V. Pelkington Sr. (September 6, 1941 – January 31, 2016) was an American basketball player for Xavier University from 1960 to 1964.

Pelkington was one of the best rebounders of his era. During his senior year, he led the nation in rebounds per game at 21.8.[1] His 16.6 career average[2] is still the highest in school history.[3]

He died on January 31, 2016 at the age of 74.[4]


  1. "2009–10 NCAA Men's Basketball Records" (PDF). 2009–10 NCAA Men's Basketball Media Guide. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2009. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  2. Jones, Todd (17 January 1996). "The Best of Xavier and UC: Dream Teams Byron Larkin Greatest of Musketeers". The Cincinnati Post. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  3. "Luther Rackley Profile". Retrieved 2010-11-15.
  4. Robert (Bob) V. Pelkington, Sr.
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