Bob Simpson (Canadian football)
April 20, 1930|
November 28, 2007 (aged 77)|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|1950–1962||Ottawa Rough Riders|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL East All-Star||1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959|
|Records||Ottawa Rough Rider record, most career touchdowns (70)|
Robert L. Simpson (April 20, 1930 – November 28, 2007) was a former professional Canadian football player for the Ottawa Rough Riders, and is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, elected in 1976. He was an IRFU all-star at four different positions throughout his career and was a two-time Grey Cup champion, winning with Ottawa in 1951 and 1960. He also represented Canada in basketball at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.
He was the Rough Riders nominee for the Schenley Most Outstanding Player in 1956, Schenley Most Outstanding Canadian Award three times, and was Most Outstanding Canadian runner-up in 1956. Over his career with the Rough Riders, Simpson caught 274 passes for 6,034 yards and 65 touchdowns. On defense, he recorded 18 interceptions for 192 return yards and three touchdowns while on punt returns, he had 53 returns for 376 yards (7.1 yard average) and one touchdown. He was the first Rough Riders player to record 1000 receiving yards in a season, doing so in 1956.
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