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Bobby Hebert

Bobby Hebert
No. 3
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1960-08-19) August 19, 1960
Place of birth:

Cut Off, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

South Lafourche High School (Class of 1978)
Career information
College: Northwestern State Louisiana
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Pro Bowl selection (1993)
  • Voted to USFL's All-Time Team (Second Team)
  • Most Passing Yards in USFL (10,039)
  • 1983 USFL Most Outstanding Quarterback
  • 1983 Sporting News USFL P.O.Y
  • 1983 USFL Championship Game MVP
  • 1983 USFL Champion with Michigan Panthers
Career NFL statistics
TD-INT: 135-124
Yards: 21,683
QB Rating: 78.0
Stats at

Bobby Joseph Hebert Jr., (surname pronounced "ay-bare"); born August 19, 1960) is an American sportscaster who is best known as a retired Pro bowl American football quarterback of the New Orleans Saints. He played professionally in the USFL and NFL from 1983 to 1996 for the Michigan Panthers, Oakland Invaders, New Orleans Saints, and Atlanta Falcons. Nicknamed the "Cajun Cannon", Hebert led the Panthers to the USFL championship in the league's inaugural season. Later he helped bring the Saints their first playoff appearance in franchise history. Hebert was inducted to the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.


  • Playing career 1
    • USFL 1.1
    • NFL 1.2
    • In media 1.3
  • References 2

Playing career


Hebert was among the best quarterbacks in the USFL's short history. In 1983, he won the USFL championship with the Michigan Panthers, defeating the Philadelphia Stars, 24-22. The team struggled a bit with injuries in 1984 and a weakened squad was knocked out of the playoffs by Steve Young's Los Angeles Express 27-21 in triple OT. In 1985, the Panthers were merged with the Oakland Invaders and Hebert again led his team to the finals against the Stars. This time Hebert's team fell short and the Stars won 28-24. In three years in the USFL, Hebert completed 773 of 1,407 passes for 13,137 passing yards. He is the USFL's all-time leader in passing yardage.[1]


In 1985, his rookie season with the Jeff George in 1994, 1995, and he was named starter again in 1996. Hebert retired after his 1996 season with the Falcons.

In media

Hebert was a topic of conversation on an episode of the American Michelle Forbes) concerning his fascination with the pronunciation of Hebert's last name.


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