Bobby Hebert Bio: Family, NFL, Entrepreneur, Wife & Net Worth

Sports broadcasting is all about amalgamating and briefing up the trivia of the game. It is supposed to be thrilling and revolutionary at the same time.

Today we will be talking about Bobby Hebert, one of the sportscasters who has done his job well. If you still have no idea about him, here is a short introduction.

Bobby Hebert is a veteran football quarterback and a sportscaster. He played professional football in the USFL and NFL both. After spending almost a decade in the football world, Hebert finally switched his profession to a sportscaster.

Bobby Hebert

Currently, he has been hosting an afternoon radio show on WWL AM 870 and WWL-FM 105.3 in New Orleans. Bobby definitely has his own struggles in life, but he surely has a story to tell.

Let’s divert our minds and try to plunge into his story. And yes, of course, before that, let’s have a smart sneak peek into the must-know quick facts about the gentleman.

Quick Facts:

Full NameBobby Joseph Hebert, Jr.
Birth DateAugust 19, 1960
Birth PlaceCut off, Lousiana
Nick NameCajun Cannon, Bobby J
ReligionNot known
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
EducationSouth Lafourche High School, Northwestern State
HoroscopeLeo
Father’s NameBobby Hebert, Sr.
Mother’s NamePaula Galliano
SiblingsJill (sister), Billy Bob (brother)
Age61 years old
Height6 feet 4 inches
Weight215 lbs  (97 kg)
Jersey No3, 11
Hair ColorGrey
Eye ColorBlack
Body MeasurementNot known
BuildAthlete
Marital StatusMarried to Teresa Hebert (1981-2006), Joan(2009)
ChildrenT-Bob, Beaux, Cammy, Ryan
PositionFormer Quarterback
ProfessionSportscaster, Former USFL, NFL Player, Entrepreneur
Undrafted1983
Net Worth$6.5 million
SalaryUnknown
Currently Works forWWL AM 870 and WWL-FM
LeagueNFL, USFL
Active Since1983-present
Social MediaTwitter
MerchAutograph, Rookie card, Saints Jersey, Autographed Football Cards
Last UpdateJune, 2022

 

Where is Bobby Hebert from? Early Life and Family

Starting with the basics, Bobby Hebert was born on August 19, 1960, to his parents Bobby Hevert Sr. and Paula Galliano, in Cut off, Lousiana.

He also had a sister, Jill Hebert, alongside him to grow up together. He is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Well, nothing much has been revealed about his parents, early life, and childhood, but yes, we surely are talking about his father in brief, who played a crucial role in his life.

As for his education, Bobby got enrolled at South Lafourche High School and later attended Northwestern State University.

When asked about his favorite play to call at quarterback, he remembered the moment at Northwestern vividly, when he was throwing to Mark Duper.

He knew when they were going to attack and bump and run him; there was no way they were going to stay with him.

He captured that moment as the closest play, where he was an inch away from hitting success. In an interview, he stated, “It was a play I always felt very confident in.”

His father, Bobby Hebert Sr

Talking about his father, Bobby Hebert Sr. is quite a famous name in the football world. On this note, let’s recall his father as the ultimate patriarch of the football family. He was the reason why Bobby made it to the NFL.

Bobby J remembers his dad not only as a father figure but also has instilled his image as a warrior who survived colon cancer, multiple strokes, and a congenital disability that needed open-heart surgery.

Bobby Hebert Sr
Bobby Hebert Sr

All his life, Bobby Hebert Sr; remained a Saints fan, but LSU Tigers were his enduring passion cum love. He always mentioned, “I hope the Saints win, but LSU has to win.”

But, unfortunately, Hebert Sr did not live that long as we thought, and he left us and this world, leaving us numb and messed with a huge void in everyone’s heart.

The news made rounds; the father of former Saint and Falcon Bobby Hebert Jr. dies from Covid-19.

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For a certain moment, Bobby Jr. could not digest the fact that he now no longer resides with us in our lives. He is gone, and this moment was still questionable to him.

According to Bobby Hebert Jr, the coronavirus was an unseen enemy,

He said, “You can be tough, and the virus can still overwhelm you,” before insisting that people considered the advice of health officials because “it’s an unseen enemy.”

Bobby Hebert | Playing Career

USFL

Bobby was undeniable, one of the best quarterbacks in the USFL history. He took the UFL championship home in the year 1993 with the Michigan Panthers beating over the Philadelphia Stars with a lead of (24-22).

Talking about the year 1985, he with his team lost a match against Steve Young’s Los Angeles Express in triple OT.

The team went through a bit with injuries, too, during the ongoing match. But in the end, what matters is the effort they put on and the relentless trial to win the game.

Later the team, Panthers, merged with the Oakland Invaders, and Bobby embarked on his leadership again, heading his team against Philadelphia Stars. This time, the bad luck played its game, and his team lost to the Stars.

Counting on Hebert’s three years in the USFL, he accomplished 773 of 1,407 passes for 13,137 passing yards. Not to mention, he remained the USFL’s all-time leader in passing yardage.

NFL

Well, he earned his rookie position when the New Orleans Saints drafted BobbySaints in 1985. And the following year, he shared his time with quarterback Dave Wilson.

He served as a starting quarterback with John Fourcade as a backup. For his efforts in the Saints over the Denver Broncos, he was named the Associated Press NFC Offensive Player of the week.

He acquired 20 of 23 passes for 194 yards and 3 touchdown passes there. Moreover, Bobby could give his team splendid starts and impressive playoff appearances in 1991 and 1992.

Bobby was certified as the best start ever in the Saints for leading his team Saints in 1991. Hebert was called up for gracing the front cover of the October 7, 1991 Sports Illustrated. 

Later, he was hired by the Atlanta Falcons and sent for the Pro Bowl that season.

Likewise, Bobby kept playing for the Atlanta Falcons and was again a hit in grabbing Starter’s title. He took retirement from his playing career in 1996 with the Falcons.

Career Highlights and Awards

  • Bobby was entitled to Pro Bowl 1993.
  • He won the USFL Most Outstanding Quarterback of the year in 1993.
  • He was the UDFL champion in 1983.
  • Bobby won the USFL Championship Game MVP in 1983.
  • He was entitled to the USFL second-team All-Time team.
  • He broke the USFL record  10,039 career passing yards.
  • Not to mention, Bobby was inducted into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame in 1999 and also the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.

And as of now, Bobby has been hosting an afternoon radio show on WWL AM 870 and WWL-FM 105.3 in New Orleans.

College Stats and USFL Stats

YearCmpAttPctYdsY/AAY/ATDIntRate
Career254062.52787.05.722127.4

Learn more about his USFL stats on the USFL site.

Does Bobby Hebert have a son? Personal Life and Daughters

Coming to the personal aspects of his life, most of us must be well-familiar because Bobby Hebert is a married man.

Bobby was previously married to Teresa in 1981, and the duo got separated in 1986. And as of now, he is happily married to his wife, Joan.

To bring on, there is no such disclosure made on the reasons for separation from his first wife.

However, Bobby has four children from his first wife, Teresa, namely, Cammy Hebert, T-Bob (Bobby) Hebert, Ryan Hebert, and Beaux Hebert.

Well, Beaux Hebert has done a major in communications. And it seems like T-Bob is following his dad and grandfather’s footsteps.

Hebert’s Son, T-Bob

T-Bob served as a center at Louisiana State University from 2007 to 2012. He then went on signing with the St. Louis Rams in 2012. Talking about his current profession, T-Bob is a successful radio host in Nola.

One of T-Bob’s tweets expressing his love for grandpa

Like father, like son, Even T-Bob was quite close to his grandfather Hebert Sr. He described his grandfather as the wisest, kindest, and the most tactful person he has ever known in this wide world.

Check out Geneanet to see the family tree and profiles of Bobby Hebert.

Well, what do you think would be Hebert Jr’s favorite offseason activity? Give a read to know.

Bobby was a lot more fascinated by ‘The Adventures of Jonny Quest’ cartoons. After watching the James Bond movie ‘Thunderball,’ he escalated with the scuba diving thing. That’s when he knew; he loved doing that too.

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Bobby also would go spearfishing in high school with friends who weren’t divers.  According to him, that was the most non-competitive sport.

Bobby Hebert Jr’s favorite nickname besides Cajun Cannon

An interesting fact, his mother used to yell at him, taking his first name Bobby. And his hometown sapiens nicknamed him Bobby J.

Well, most probably, he knew that the human must be from his hometown if he is calling him Bobby J. J can stand for the both actually, his middle name initials Joseph and Junior in his favor.

Some of the people in his hometown actually thought that Bobby J Joseph Hebert was his full name. Once in a while, if he is playing at some stadium and calls him Bobby J, he makes a quick recall that, “ Okay, the chap must be from his hometown for sure.”

Not to mention, Bobby was also referenced in an episode of “Seinfeld,” named “The Big Salad.”

How much is Bobby Hebert worth? Net Worth Income

Hebert is a renowned personality in the football world. He has earned most of his income as a USFL and NFL player, and later on, he mended his wholesome wealth after becoming a radio host.

His journey was short-lived in USFL, but he was a star of the team. When he signed up with the New Orleans Saints, he received a $1.2 million signing bonus.

Aligning with the online sources,

 Bobby Hebert has an accumulated net worth of $6.5 million as of 2022.

To add on, Bobby has also applied his hands-on food venture too. He has opened a sports bar and restaurant on Metairie’s Veterans Memorial Boulevard.

Bobby at his restaurant

His restaurant name is Bobby Hebert’s Cajun Cannon restaurant and bar. People can visit his restaurant on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m–1 a.m and Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m.–11 p.m.

Social Media Presence:

Well, this article was all about having a rough kind of sneak peek into his professional and personal from an outer core.

However, if you really want to get a hold of his life, his opinions, and him. You can surely give him a follow on his Twitter account.

 Twitter: with 21.3k followers.

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Some FAQs:

Who owns Bobby Hebert’s restaurant?

Bobby Hebert’s restaurant is a collaboration between Hebert, his wife, and restaurateur Moe Bader.

When did Bobby Hebert play for the Saints?

Bobby Hebert played for the Saints from 1985–1992.

How much is Bobby Hebert’s rookie card worth?

Booby Hebert’s rookie card worth $0.99-$4.99.

Where did Bobby Hebert play college football?

Bobby Hebert played college football at Northwestern State University.

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  1. I meant to type “professionally from 1983 to 1996.” My intentions were good. And there seems to be no ability to edit a submitted comment.

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