Dewhurst, Rob

Birth Date

10th September 1971

Birthplace

Keighley

Occupation

Defender

Biographical Text

Rob Dewhurst began his career as a trainee with Blackburn Rovers and joined Exeter City after six seasons at Hull City. After a single campaign with the Grecians he moved back to the Hull area and played non-league football.   

Rob signed professionally for Blackburn in October 1990 and played 13 league games for the Ewood Park side alongside having loan spells with Darlington and Huddersfield Town.  He left Blackburn in November 1993 to sign for Hull City where he enjoyed the best, and longest, phase of his career playing in 138 league games and scoring 13 goals.

Rob joined Exeter City on a free transfer in August 1999 and made his debut, ironically, against his former club, Hull. Although he started the season in the Grecians’ team he lost his place later on and, by the end of the season, had only appeared in half of City’s league games scoring twice. 

Released in May 2000 Rob signed for Scunthorpe United but, after a single League Cup appearance (which resulted in a sending-off), he moved on to Gainsborough Trinity and then North Ferriby United for whom he played until retiring in 2006.

By that time Rob was working for Royal Mail before later running an after-school activities business. 

Appearances

Exeter City

League 23; Cups 6 (29)

Goals

League 2

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