Bob Cosgrove

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Bob Cosgrove
Career information
Position(s): Center, Guard, Tackle
College: University of Montana
Organizations
As player:
1938-40
1941
1942
1943
1945-46
1947
1948
1949
Calgary Bronks
Toronto Argonauts
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
Toronto RCAF Hurricanes
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
Toronto Indians
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1941, 1942, 1943, 1945
Awards: 1943 - Imperial Oil Trophy

Bob Cosgrove was an award winning and all-star offensive lineman in the Ontario Rugby Football Union.[1]

A graduate of the University of Montana Cosgrove began his football career in the WIFU with the Calgary Bronks. He turned professional in the east with Toronto Argonauts in 1941,[2] but moved to the ORFU the next season with the Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers, where he was an all-star.

Perhaps his best season was 1943 with the wartime Toronto RCAF Hurricanes, when he was again an all-star and winner of the Imperial Oil Trophy as the ORFU most valuable player.[3]

Cosgrove later played for several Toronto teams: the Beachers, the Toronto Indians, the Beachers again when they merged with the Indians, and finally another year with the Argos (he played 13 regular season and 2 playoff games with the Boatmen in his two years).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CFLAPEDIA entry: Bob Cosgrove
  2. ^ Toronto Argonauts 2008 Media Guide
  3. ^ Nominees Named for Rugby Award Edmonton Journal, November 10, 1943
  4. ^ Toronto Argonauts 2008 Media Guide