Bob Peck - 1973 Football


-In the early 1970’s when Wayland High churned out one successful football team after another, Bob Peck was a standout running back for the Warriors, earning first team All-American honors when his team was the undefeated Class C state champion in 1971.

How good was Wayland back then? Bob, who graduated in 1973, was on the losing end of only three football games during his entire career. During his junior year, the Warriors allowed only one touchdown all season and trailed ever so briefly just once. He also played guard on the basketball team, suffered a serious ankle injury during the football preseason leading into his senior year, but kept playing. When his high school career was over, he had scored just shy of 90 touchdowns.
Bob went to UMass on a football scholarship. Despite an injury-plagued career, he played running back, returned kickoffs and punts and played some wide receiver for the Minutemen. Graduating from UMass in 1977, he went to graduate school at Springfield College, where he served as adjunct professor for a number of years. He also taught and coached at Barnstable High and Wilbraham-Monson School, where he led the basketball team to a 27-1 record and the New England Championship.

Bob and his wife Nancy are the parents of two daughters: Nicole (21) and Courtney (18).

For Bob, "Just thinking about Wayland brings back so many great memories of coaches, family and friends."