Larry Robinson (Canadian football)

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Larry Robinson
Date of birth: 1942 (age 71–72)
Place of birth: Canada Calgary, Alberta
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: National
Position(s): DB/K
Height: 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
College: Mount Royal College
Organizations
As player:
1961-1975 Calgary Stampeders
Career highlights and awards
CFL West All-Star: 1965, 1971, 1972
Awards: 1961 - Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy
Honors: 1971 - Grey Cup champion
Career stats

Larry Robinson (born 1942 in Calgary, Alberta) is a former defensive back and placekicker who played fifteen seasons in the Canadian Football League for the Calgary Stampeders from 1961 to 1975.

Calgary[edit]

As a member of the Calgary Stampeders, Larry Robinson played in three Grey Cup games: the 56th Grey Cup of 1968, lost to the Ottawa Rough Riders, the 58th Grey Cup of 1970, lost to the Montreal Alouettes, and the 59th Grey Cup of 1971, won against the Toronto Argonauts. Robinson was one of the best safety backs of his era. During the 1970 CFL season, Calgary met the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Western conference finals. In the last game of the best of 3 series, with Saskatchewan leading 14 to 12, Robinson kicked a dramatic field goal with a few seconds remaining.

Robinson was a CFL West All-Star in 1965, 1971, and 1972. Throughout his career, he never missed a game.

Awards and honors[edit]

In 1961, Larry Robinson won the Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy as the top rookie in the Western Conference. Robinson was also runner up for the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award in 1964 and 1965. For his strong defensive play and accurate place kicking, he was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1998.

Video clips[edit]

Seen in game 3 of the 1970 Western conference finals in its entirety, won by Calgary on a Robinson field goal 15-14 on YouTube

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