Told he was too small to play football, standing at 5-8″ and weighing 128 pounds, Dobbs did not accept being an underdog.
A graduate from Fredrick High School in Fredrick, Oklahoma, Dobbs was a tailback and punter. He continued to Tulsa University, where in 1942 he led the Golden Hurricanes to a 10-1 record and a victory in the Sun Bowl. He was chosen that year to the A.P. All-American team at tailback.
He played professionally for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the All-America Football Conference and was named All-Pro in 1946. His first year he led the conference in punting and total offense and was co-leader in passing. In 1948, he led the conference in total offense (2,942), punting average (49.1) and set a new single-season record for professional football with 369 pass attempts with 185 completions. He also set conference single-game records with 55 attempts, 27 completions, and 405 yards. By far his greatest season of his career!
One year later, he moved to the Los Angeles Dons and later was a player/coach for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League for three years. He also received the Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy as most valuable player in the Western Interprovincial Football Union. He retired from playing at the end of 1953.
Dobbs returned to the University of Tulsa as football coach and athletic director. His Golden Hurricanes led the NCAA in passing for five straight years. In 1977, he became Manager of the Tulsa Drillers, a Texas League baseball club.
Glenn Dobbs died in November, 2002.