Jim Conroy (Canadian football)

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Jim Conroy
Date of birth: (1937-10-18)October 18, 1937
Place of birth: Vancouver, British Columbia
Date of death: October 3, 2011(2011-10-03) (aged 73)
Place of death: Ottawa, Ontario
Career information
CFL status: National
Position(s): LB/RB/P
Height: 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
College: Southern California
AFL Draft: 1960 / Round:
Drafted by: Buffalo Bills
Organizations
As player:
1960-1967
1968
Ottawa Rough Riders
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1962, 1963, 1966
CFL East All-Star: 1962, 1963, 1966

James Conroy (October 18, 1937 – October 3, 2011) was a Canadian Football League linebacker for the Ottawa Rough Riders (1960–1967) and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1968). He was a CFL All-Star for three seasons.

After playing college football and baseball at the University of Southern California, Jim Conroy joined the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1960, the year they won the 48th Grey Cup of 1960, remaining with the same team until 1967.[1][2] He was mainly used as a linebacker, intercepting 10 balls, but also as a reserve running back, reaching a maximum of 12 carries in 1967, as well as a punt and kick returner. In addition, he was the Rough Riders' punter from 1960 to 1962. He spent his final year as a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

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