Larry Robinson (Canadian football)
|Date of birth:||1942 (age 72–73)|
|Place of birth:||Calgary, Alberta|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight:||200 lb (91 kg)|
|College:||Mount Royal College|
Career highlights and awards
|CFL West All-Star:||1965, 1971, 1972|
|Awards:||1961 - Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy|
|Honors:||1971 - Grey Cup champion|
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
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.
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