Bob Cosgrove

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Bob Cosgrove
Career information
Position(s) Center, Guard, Tackle
College University of Montana
Career history
As player
1938–40 Calgary Bronks
1941 Toronto Argonauts
1942 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
1943 Toronto RCAF Hurricanes
1945–46 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
1947 Toronto Indians
1948 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
1949 Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1941, 1942, 1943, 1945
Awards 1943 - Imperial Oil Trophy

Bob Cosgrove was an offensive lineman in the Ontario Rugby Football Union.[1]

A graduate of the University of Montana Cosgrove began his football career in the WIFU with the Calgary Bronks. He turned professional in the east with Toronto Argonauts in 1941,[2] but moved to the ORFU the next season with the Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers, where he was an all-star.

Perhaps his best season was 1943 with the wartime Toronto RCAF Hurricanes, when he was again an all-star and winner of the Imperial Oil Trophy as the ORFU most valuable player.[3]

Cosgrove later played for several Toronto teams: the Beachers, the Toronto Indians, the Beachers again when they merged with the Indians, and finally another year with the Argos (he played 13 regular season and 2 playoff games with the Boatmen in his two years).[4]


  1. ^ CFLAPEDIA entry: Bob Cosgrove
  2. ^ Toronto Argonauts 2008 Media Guide
  3. ^ Nominees Named for Rugby Award Edmonton Journal, November 10, 1943
  4. ^ Toronto Argonauts 2008 Media Guide