Robert William Kahler (February 13, 1917 – April 16, 2013) was an American football player and coach. He played defensive back and halfback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Green Bay Packers from 1942 to 1944. Kahler played college football at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He retired from playing in 1944.
After military service in World War II, Kahler returned to Nebraska as an assistant football and track coach. In 1947–48, he was the head football and track coach at Nebraska City High School. In 1948, he moved to State Normal School and Teacher's College in Wayne, Nebraska—now Wayne State College—as head football coach and led his team to a share of the Nebraska College Athletic Conference championship. The following year, he moved to Northern Illinois University, where he served as head coach for one season in 1955.
|Position:||Defensive back, halfback|
|Born:||February 13, 1917|
Grand Island, Nebraska
|Died:||April 16, 2013 (aged 96)|
Palm Harbor, Florida
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
|Wayne State Wildcats (Nebraska College Athletic Conference) (1948)|
|Northern Illinois State / Northern Illinois Huskies (Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1955)|
|1955||Northern Illinois State||0–8–1||0–5–1||7th|
|Northern Illinois State:||0–8–1||0–5–1|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
The 1942 Green Bay Packers season was their 24th season overall and their 22nd season in the National Football League. The club posted an 8–2–1 record under coach Curly Lambeau, earning a second-place finish in the Western Conference.1943 Green Bay Packers season
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George G. "Chick" Evans (June 18, 1901 – November 23, 1976) was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach.
Evans received his education at the now defunct Des Moines University in Iowa, which was later acquired by the University of Sioux Falls; this should not be confused with the present Des Moines University.
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Art Kahler (1897–1982), American football and basketball player and coach
Bob Kahler (born 1917), American football player and coach
Carl Kahler (1856–1906), Austrian painter
Erich Kahler (1885–1970), Czech-American literary scholar and essayist
Ferdinand N. Kahler (1864 – 1927), American inventor, entrepreneur and automobile pioneer
George Kahler (1889–1924), American baseball pitcher
Hans-Joachim Kahler (1908–2000), German general
Kris Kahler (born 1983), Australian rugby league footballer
Lyndsay Kahler, American beauty pageant winner
Otto Kahler (1849–1893), Austrian physician
Royal Kahler (1918–2005), American football player
Wolf Kahler (born 1938), German actorNorthern Illinois Huskies men's soccer
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# denotes interim head coach