Bob Cunningham (Canadian football)

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For the hockey player, see Bob Cunningham (ice hockey).
Bob Cunningham
Date of birth: September 26, 1927
Place of birth: Canada Port Credit, Ontario
Date of death: October 8, 2006(2006-10-08) (aged 79)
Place of death: Scarborough, Ontario
Career information
Position(s): Running back
College: none - Port Credit High School
As player:
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
Montreal Alouettes
Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1947
Awards: 1953 Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy

Bob Cunningham was a Grey Cup champion and award winning professional Canadian football fullback.[1] Between 1948 and 1951, he played 29 games for the Montreal Alouettes, scoring a touchdown in their 1949 Grey Cup championship (the 37th Grey Cup.) He played for the Ottawa Rough Riders from 1952 to 1955, winning the Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy in 1953 (as Eastern MVP). In 1947 he was an all-star with the Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers.[2]