Bob Griese (born February 3, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana) is an American football former quarterback who earned All-American honors with the Purdue Boilermakers before being drafted in 1967 by the American Football League's Miami Dolphins. Griese's talents eventually resulted in his induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990. He is a television commentator for college football on ABC-TV.
An American Football League All-Star during his first two years, Griese went on to earn Pro Bowl honors in six more seasons. While he never put up huge numbers, his leadership played an important role in helping the Dolphins compete in three consecutive Super Bowls, winning the latter two contests.
On October 15, 1972, he suffered a broken leg after being hit by San Diego Chargers defensive lineman Deacon Jones. Despite his absence from the lineup, the Dolphins continued to win, ending the regular season undefeated. In the 1972 AFC Championship game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Griese made his first appearance since the injury when he started the second half. With the Dolphins trailing 10-7, he quickly led two drives to help the team reach Super Bowl VII. In that contest, two first half touchdowns were enough to make Miami the first NFL team ever to complete a season undefeated.
His son, Brian Griese, played college football at Michigan and is now playing for the Chicago Bears. They wrote a book together, Undefeated (ISBN 0785270213), published in 2000 about their lives through their undefeated seasons and living through the breast cancer illness and death of Brian's mother and Bob's first wife, Judi. In 2006, Bob Griese was on Wheel of Fortune and on the Indiana Fantasy Television Tier One Game Show Press Your Luck.