Bob Hight attended Centralia Junior College from 1959-60 lettering in baseball. After graduation from Southern Illinois University where he attended on a football scholarship, Bob signed with the Buffalo Bills in 1965, spending a season on the taxi squad and was featured in Jeff Miller’s published history of the Bills. In 1966, Bob won a national field goal kicking competition sponsored by the Dallas Cowboys, signed with that team, and kicked a fifty-five yard field goal against the L.A. Rams. Bob was kicker for the Rockford Rams, Central States Football League from 1971-73, kicking the winning field goal in the league championship in 1972, and held the league record for longest field goal (55 yards) and most field goals in a season. In 1973, Bob played with the Oakland Raiders as a game time replacement.
Bob’s coaching career included Basketball and Golf at Effingham High School, Head Football Coach and Athletic Director at Crystal Lake South High School in Crystal Lake and Offensive Coordinator at Aurora University before retiring in 1994. Bob was named Head Coach of the East Team for the Illinois Shrine All-Star Game in Bloomington and Northern Illinois Coach of the Year in 1982, 1984 and 1986.
After retirement, Bob returned to the game of golf. In 2008, Bob returned to the links volunteering with the National Amputee Golf Association. Bob was the 2010 Arm Amputee Champion of the Eastern Amputee Golf Association Regional Championships in Pennsylvania and in September 2009, he tied for 10th in the North American One-Arm Golf Association World Championships in West Palm Beach, Florida.