Bobby Taylor (Canadian football)

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Bobby Taylor
Born:(1939-03-05)March 5, 1939
Barrow-in-Furness, England
Died:August 20, 2023(2023-08-20) (aged 84)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Career information
CFL statusNational
Position(s)WR
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career history
As player
19611965Calgary Stampeders
19661970Toronto Argonauts
1971Hamilton Tiger-Cats
19711973Edmonton Eskimos
1974Toronto Argonauts
CFL East All-Star1969

Robert Taylor (March 5, 1939 – August 20, 2023) was a Canadian Football League receiver who played for the Calgary Stampeders, Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and Edmonton Eskimos. He attended Clarkson University from 1961 to 1962.

In his fourteen-year career Taylor caught 521 receptions for a total of 8,203 yards and 50 touchdowns. His 56 catches led the CFL in 1968.[1]

He was Toronto's nominee for Most Outstanding Canadian player in 1968[2] and 1969.[3]

Taylor played minor league hockey, as well, from 1962 to 1970 in the EHL, WHL, AHL, and CPHL.[4]

From 1975 until his death in 2023, he owned the Black Bull Tavern, a popular bar on Toronto's Queen Street West.[5]

He died from cancer at his home in Toronto, on August 20, 2023, at the age of 84.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toronto Star, Tuesday 5 November 1968, page 11.
  2. ^ Toronto Star, Tuesday 5 November 1968, page 11.
  3. ^ Toronto Star, Tuesday 21 October 1969, page 16.
  4. ^ "Bob Taylor Stats and Profile". hockeydb.com.
  5. ^ Chow, Sheldon. ""I've worked at the Black Bull Tavern for 40 years—and I plan to stay until the very end"". Toronto Life. Retrieved 25 October 2023.
  6. ^ "The Argonauts are saddened to learn of the passing of Bobby Taylor". Toronto Argonauts Football Club on Facebook. 21 August 2023. Retrieved 22 August 2023.
  7. ^ "Robert Taylor". Necro Canada. 21 August 2023. Retrieved 22 August 2023.