Bill Tobin is a former professional American football player who played running back for one season for the Houston Oilers. He would later become the general manager of the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts. Tobin also was director of player personnel for the Detroit Lions in 2001.
Tobin attended the University of Missouri, where he played in the Tiger backfield next to quarterback Jim Johnson.
During his time with the Indianapolis Colts, Tobin drafted Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk and future Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison. He also drafted Ken Dilger, Tarik Glenn, and Adam Meadows, who would be cornerstones of the Colts offensive line. He also built a team in Indianapolis with Jim Harbaugh, who in 1995 led the NFL in passing and had a very successful run in the 1995 NFL playoffs, including the first playoff win for the Colts since Super Bowl V, a span of thirty years. He drafted Ray Buchanan and Ashley Ambrose who later started for the Falcons in the Super Bowl.