Bobby Hebert – Net Worth, Bio, Wife, Children, Quotes

Bobby Hebert (birth name – Bobby Joseph Hebert Jr.), nicknamed – “The Cajun Cannon,” is an American former NFL quarterback and a member of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and the Saints Hall of Fame.

Hebert led the New Orleans Saints to their first-ever playoff appearance.

“The Cajun Cannon” is considered one of the greatest players to ever play in the USFL, an American football league which played for 3 seasons, 1983 through 1985.

Biography

He was born on August 19, 1960, in the USA.

Michigan Panthers

In 1983, Bobby won the United States Football League championship with the Michigan Panthers, defeating the Philadelphia Stars, 24–22.

The Michigan Panthers were a professional American football team that played in the USFL in the mid-1980s.

In 1983, Hebert was named Sporting News USFL Player Of Year. Additionally, Bobby was named the Most Valuable Player in the Championship game.

In 1985, the Michigan Panthers were merged with the Oakland Invaders.

Bobby again led his team to the finals against the Stars, but his team lost 28–24.

New Orleans Saints

In 1985, he played his first season in the NFL (National Football League) for New Orleans Saints, a member of the league’s NFC South division. It was founded on November 1, 1966, by the city of New Orleans, David Dixon, and John W. Mecom Jr.

In 1991 and 1992, Bobby led the New Orleans Saints to remarkable playoff appearances. 

Atlanta Falcons

In 1993, Hebert was signed by the Atlanta Falcons.

The Atlanta Falcons compete in the NFL as a member club of the league’s NFC South division.

He retired in 1996.

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Personal Records

Some of his personal records are:

  • Ranks 51st on NFL All-Time Passer Rating List (78.01);
  • Threw for 21,683 yards in the NFL, 135 TD’s, 124 INT’s with a 78.0 pass rating;
  • Ranks 89th on NFL All-Time Yards Lost List (1,255);
  • 1983 USFL Champion with Michigan Panthers;
  • Ranks 84th on NFL All-Time Times Sacked List (178);
  • 1983 USFL Championship Game MVP;
  • Tied at 70th with Frank Tripucka on NFL All-Time Passes Intercepted List (124);
  • 1983 Sporting News USFL Player of the Year;
  • Tied with Don Meredith at 70th on NFL All-Time Passing Touchdowns List (135);
  • Ranks 68th on NFL All-Time Gross Yards Passing List (21,693);
  • 1983 USFL Most Outstanding Quarterback;
  • Ranks 58th on NFL All-Time Pass Completions List (1,840);
  • Most Passing Yards in USFL (10,039);
  • Ranks 66th on NFL All-Time Passing Attempts List (3,122);
  • USFL All-Time Team (Second Team);
  • 1x NFL Pro Bowl selection (1993).

Wife

Bobby Hebert got married to Teresa in 1981. The couple divorced in 2006.

In the same year of his divorce, Hebert married Joan.

Children

With his first wife, he has four children, named – Cammy, T-Bob (Bobby), Ryan, and Beaux.

Beaux majored in communications.

From 2007 to 2012, T-Bob was a center at Louisiana State University. In 2012, T-Bob signed a contract with the St. Louis Rams. In the present day, he is a successful radio host in Nola. 

Height

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Bobby is 6′ 4″ (1.93 m) tall.

Quotes

”Having 2 lucky bounces that could have been potential fumbles didn’t hurt either.”

”Football fans should be Packer fans after D.B. Charles Woodson donates $100,000 to Red Cross!”

”There are no words for that debacle in the dome yesterday. Good news is the fat lady hasn’t sung yet. Saints still control their destiny.”

”Happy Mother’s day to all of the mom’s out there, and especially to my mom, Paula Hebert!”

”There are no words that can express the absolute shock and senselessness of Will Smith’s death {former Saints defensive end}. Thoughts and prayers, for Will’s family.”

Trivia

Bobby was famously referenced in an episode of “Seinfeld,” named “The Big Salad.”

Costanza is fascinated by the way his name is pronounced. He said:

”You know what’s interesting. The quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons is Bobby Hebert. No “r” which I find fascinating.”

George later added:

”You know it’s Herbert h-e-r-b-e-r-t, Hebert h-e-b-e-r-t. “Hebert” it’s a fun name to pronounce. Try and say it, Hebert.” 

Hebert was inducted to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 2000, and to the Saints Hall of Fame in 1999.

In 1991, “The Cajun Cannon” was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, an American sports magazine that is published by Meredith Corporation and owned by Authentic Brands Group.

In 2012, due to the excessive cheering during Saturday night’s Alabama-LSU game, Bobby was escorted out of the Tiger Stadium press box.

Herbert is the USFL’s all-time leader in passing yardage. According to statistics, in three years in the United States Football League, he completed 773 of 1,407 passes for 13,137 passing yards. 

Bobby Hebert – Net Worth

Hebert earned most of his wealth by playing as a professional American football player. Bobby has played professionally in the USFL and NFL for the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Invaders, and Michigan Panthers.

Bobby was a star in the short-lived USFL, winning a championship with the Michigan Panthers in 1983. In the same year, he was named quarterback on The Sporting News’ USFL all-star team, Sporting News Player of the Year, and  MVP of the championship game. 

When Hebert signed for the New Orleans Saints, he received a $1.2 million signing bonus.

In 2014, Bobby opened a sports bar and restaurant on Metairie’s Veterans Memorial Boulevard. It is open Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m–1 a.m and Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Therefore, Bobby Hebert has an estimated net worth of $6.2 million.

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References

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1993-01-03-sp
https://www.nola.com/sports/saints/article_91c7d940-47e4-50c0-9adc
https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/ex-nfl-qb-bobby-hebert-kicked-out

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  1. Hey Bobby …. thanks for many fond memories when you were tearing up the USFL as a Michigan Panther. It was a sad day when you left the Motor City. The Lions should have signed that whole Panthers team. They would have had a much better team than what they had. You guys were great !!!

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