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Hall of Fame Friday, Dr. Bob Lincoln ‘57

Hall of Fame Friday - Bob Lincoln '57

Each Friday, we will spotlight a former Yellow Jacket student-athlete who has been voted into the R-MC Athletics Hall of Fame. We continue today with Dr. Bob Lincoln '57, a member of the inaugural Hall of Fame class in 1996.  Thanks to Katie Hall, Special Collections and Archives Associate, and Mark Hipes, Director of Development for Athletics, for their assistance with this project.

  • All-Mason-Dixon Conference Football Team in 1953 and 1955.
  • Honorable Mention All-America Quarterback in 1953.
  • All-Mason-Dixon Conference Baseball Team in 1955 and 1956.
  • Earned two letters in basketball at R-MC.
  • Elected to Omicon Delta Kappa in 1956.
  • Played basketball internationally in Sweden, Denmark and Germany.
  • Trained at Duke University and became prominent orthopedist.
  • Received Order of Long Leaf Pine for contribution to North Carolina High School Athletics.
  • Served R-MC as member of Board of Associates, Annual Loyalty Fund team and as member of the Board of Trustees.
  • A Yellow Jacket legacy family with two children graduating from R-MC: Scott '86 and Robin '93.
  • Along with his wife, Nancy, established in 1998 the David Brett Lincoln Scholarship in memory of their son to provide financial assistance to students who demonstrate academic promise and leadership abilities.
  • Prior to enrolling at R-MC, attended The Apprentice School from 1949-54 and is considered one of their greatest all-around athletes, having earned 15 varsity letters.
  • When R-MC played football at The Apprentice School on October 11, 2003, It was named "Bob Lincoln Day" by the Shipbuilders.  
  • Passed away in 2014 at the age of 83.