Bob Swift (Canadian football)

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Bob Swift
No. 44
Born: (1943-11-29) November 29, 1943 (age 75)
Shawinigan, Quebec
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL statusNational
Position(s)C
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight230 lb (100 kg)
CollegeClemson
Career history
As coach
1989Edmonton Eskimos (ST/LB coach)
1991Calgary Stampeders (OL coach)
As player
19641965BC Lions
19661970Toronto Argonauts
19711977Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1971, 1972, 1974
CFL West All-Star1971, 1972, 1973, 1974

Bob Swift (born November 29, 1943) is a former all-star offensive lineman in the Canadian Football League.[1] The three-time All-Star played from 1964 to 1977 for three teams, mainly for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.[1][2]

Born in Shawinigan Falls, Quebec, Swift won the Grey Cup in his rookie season with the British Columbia Lions where he played fullback and rushed for 1,054 yards. He broke his leg during the Grey Cup game and never regained his form at a fullback, and was traded to the Toronto Argonauts and eventually became an All-Star offensive lineman.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Snelgrove, Brian (2010-07-28). "Team Retro Profile: Winnipeg Blue Bombers". Canadian Football League. Retrieved 2011-03-11.
  2. ^ "Lions trade Bob Swift to Toronto". The Leader-Post. Canadian Press. 1966-01-29. Retrieved 2011-03-11.
  3. ^ "1964 – B.C. Lions 34, Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24". Canadian Football League. Archived from the original on 2010-12-13. Retrieved 2011-03-11.