|College:||University of Minnesota|
|Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
|Awards:||1947 - Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy|
Bob Sandberg is a former award winning and all-star Canadian football player.
A graduate of University of Minnesota, Sandberg joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1947. His rookie season was spectacular, as he led the league in scoring, was an all-star, and won the Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy as western MVP. His season was capped with a dramatic and heartbreaking Grey Cup defeat. Having played a phenomenal game in the 35th Grey Cup, scoring the Bombers only touchdown, he tried a fake kick in the last minute with the score tied and it didn't work; the Toronto Argonauts won a classic nail-biter 10-9.
His 1948 season was a disappointment, falling to sixth in league scoring, and 1949 was plagued by injuries, leading him to retire. He attempted a comeback with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1951, but rushed for only 138 yards and scored only 1 touchdown and missed the Grey Cup game due to the Canadian Rugby Union import rule.
- Winnipeg Blue Bombers Alumni all-time roster
- Bob Sandberg Leads West Gridiron Scoring The Calgary Herald, September 22, 1948
- Sandberg Top Scorer in West Ottawa Citizen, October 15, 1947
- 1947 – Toronto Argonauts 10, Winnipeg Blue Bombers 9
- Time Confused Bob The Leader-Post, December 1, 1947
- Blue Bombers' Bob Sandberg Points to Big Grid Campaign Ottawa Citizen, August 15, 1949
- Ready to Quit Ottawa Citizen, October 15, 1949
- Sandberg Ruled as Non-Import Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, August 31, 1951
- Fumbles Also Counted by Bob Mamini The Calgary Herald, November 27, 1951