|Born:||November 17, 1935|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||194 lb (88 kg)|
|High school:||Clifton (TX)|
|NFL Draft:||1958 / Round: 5 / Pick: 58|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Robert Joseph Conrad (born November 17, 1935 in Clifton, Texas) is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Chicago Cardinals, St. Louis Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Texas A&M University.
Conrad attended Clifton High School, where he was an All-state quarterback, while leading the team to back-to-back district championships in 1952 and 1953. As a senior, he scored 207 points and took Clifton to the state semi-finals where they lost to the eventual state champion Ranger High School.
He accepted a football scholarship from Texas A&M University to play under head coach Bear Bryant. He was a two-way player at halfback and end, although he also played quarterback and fullback. He never was a full-time starter and was a member of the school's 1956 SWC Championship team.
Conrad participated in the 1958 Chicago College All-Star Game and although he had never attempted a kick in college, he was able to make 4 field goals, 3 conversions, set the game scoring record with 15 points and also intercepted one pass in the 35-19 upset of the 1957 NFL Champion Detroit Lions.
New York Giants
Conrad was selected by the New York Giants in the fifth round (58th overall) of the 1958 NFL Draft. On May 10, he was traded along with safety Dick Nolan to the Chicago Cardinals, in exchange for End Pat Summerall and halfback Lindon Crow.
Chicago / St. Louis Cardinals
In 1958 as a rookie, he was a starter at defensive back and had 4 interceptions and one fumble recovered. On special teams, he made 6 out of 17 field goals and returned 19 punts for 129 yards (6.8-yard average).
In 1959, he was moved to the backfield with college teammate John David Crow. He had 74 carries for 328 yards (including a 56-yard run), 14 receptions for 142 yards, 6 touchdowns, made 6 out of 9 field goals, 18 kickoff returns for 388 yards and 16 punt returns for 133 yards (8.3-yard average).
In 1961, he was moved to flanker pairing him with Sonny Randle, while registering 30 receptions for 499 yards and 2 touchdowns. In 1962, he collected 63 receptions (third in the league) for 954 yards (ninth in the league) and 4 touchdowns.
He left as the seventh All-time pass receiver in the NFL with 418 receptions and had a string of 148 consecutive games played. He came within a game of breaking Don Hutson NFL record for consecutive games with a reception, when he had a string of 93 contests from 1961 to 1968.