|Date of birth:
April 20, 1930|
|Place of birth:
|Date of death:
||November 28, 2007
|Place of death:
||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
||205 lb (93 kg)
| As player:
||Ottawa Rough Riders
|Career highlights and awards
|CFL East All-Star:
||1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959
||Most Outstanding Canadian runner-up - 1956
||Grey Cup Champion - 1951 & 1960
|Canadian Football Hall of Fame, 1976
Robert L. "Bobby" Simpson (1930–2007) was an all-star and Grey Cup champion Canadian football player for the Ottawa Rough Riders, and is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, elected in 1976. Simpson helped Ottawa to win the 1951 and 1960 Grey Cups. He also represented Canada in basketball at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.
He was Rough riders nominee for the Schenley Most Outstanding Player in 1956, Schenley Most Outstanding Canadian Award three times, and was Most Outstanding Canadian runner-up in 1956.
Over his career with the Rough Riders, Simpson caught 274 passes for 6,034 yards and 65 touchdowns.
He was named to the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame in 1967 and the Windsor/Essex County Sports Hall of Fame Museum in 1982.
Simpson represented Wellington Ward on Ottawa City Council from 1960 to 1964.
He was part of the Canadian basketball team that competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics which was eliminated after the group stage in the 1952 tournament. He played five matches.