Craig Bobson played football in 1976-77 under Bill Walsh when he was the coach at Stanford University.
Bobson is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame not for his youthful prowess on the football field but for his success at serving thousands of patients over the years as a Manteca-based physician.
The induction dinner and ceremonies take place Saturday, May 9, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. Tickets are $60 apiece and are available through the Manteca Boys & Girls Club, 545 W. Alamedas St., or by calling 239.5437.
Dr. Bobson is being inducted in the field of health care.
Other inductees are Aaron “Bubba Black” Goodwin, the arts; Earl Pimental, special recognition; Daryll Paul Quaresma, agriculture; Ruth Anne Boggs, education; Donna Shannon, at large; Albert Eugene Pagnucci, government; Lindsay Munoz, education; John “Jack” Thomson, athletics; Robert “Budge” and Arlene Brown, business; and Bianca Jacklich, community service.
“Being born and raised in Manteca, I have a lifelong and enduring care and commitment to this community,” Bobson noted.
Bobson was part of the Manteca Medical Group from 1985 to 2003. Since then he has his own practice at 1140 Norman Drive.
He was the valedictorian for the Manteca High Class of 1974. He attended Delta College from 1974 to 1976 and graduated from Stanford University in 1978. He graduated from the University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School in 1982 and served his residence at San Joaquin County General Hospital from 1992 to 1985.
While at Manteca High he earned multiple scholastic awards. As a football player for the Buffs he was the team’s most valuable player, was a repeat All Valley Oak League selection, team captain, and co-league MVP.
At Delta College he was part of the scholastic fraternity and was football captain for the Mustangs as well as receiving all-league honors as tight end. He then went to Stanford and played two seasons under coach Bill Wash.
He graduated with honors at Stanford and ended up in the top five percent of his class at Chicago Medical School.
He also devoted two years of research in the Department of Dermatology at Stanford University.
Bobson and his wife Anne have two daughters, Claire and Jacqueline.
Bobson lists as his hobbies fishing, hunting, snow skiing, hiking, sports, travel, reading, cooking as well as collecting wines and spirits.