Bob Geary (Canadian football)

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Bob Geary
Born: October 6, 1933
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: February 17, 2001(2001-02-17) (aged 67)
Career information
Position(s) OL
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg)
College none - Verdun Shamcats
Career history
As coach
1969–82 Montreal Alouettes
As player
1955–57 Calgary Stampeders
1958–60 Montreal Alouettes
1961 Verdun Shamcats
1962–63 Montreal Alouettes
1964 Quebec Rifles

Robert Patrick "Bob" Geary (October 6, 1933 – February 17, 2001) was a player and general manager of the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL.

After playing for the Verdun Shamcats in the Quebec Senior Football League, Geary began his professional career with the CFL Calgary Stampeders in 1955.

Geary moved to the Alouettes for the 1958 season and blocked for Canadian Football Hall of Fame running back George Dixon. He finished his career with the Quebec Rifles of the United Football League.

He remained with the Alouettes organization after his playing days ended in 1964, serving as an assistant coach and later assistant to General Managers J.I. Albrecht and Marv Levy. In 1975 he became General Manager, staying in that position until 1981, when in 1982 he became the Director of Football Operations for the newly christened Concordes (he was replaced in the GM position of the new club by Joe Galat). Geary helped put together the 1974 and 1977 Grey Cup winning teams.

Geary died on February 17, 2001. He was 67.[1]