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Bob Cameron
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1954-07-18) July 18, 1954 (age 65)
Place of birth: Ancaster, Ontario
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Retired
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Robert "Bob" Cameron (born July 18, 1954, in Ancaster, Ontario) is a former Canadian football player who played 23 seasons (1980-2002) with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.[1]

Cameron was a quarterback at Acadia University. He won the Hec Crighton Trophy (most outstanding college football player in Canada).[1] Cameron was drafted by the Edmonton Eskimos in the first round of the 1977 College Draft.[2] He was converted to a punter with the Blue Bombers.[3]

Bob Cameron remains the CFL's all-time leading punter with 134,301 regular season punting yards.[4] He was a CFL all-star 4 times, a divisional all-star 6 times, and helped the Bombers to three Grey Cup victories.[1] In the 1988 Grey Cup Cameron was named the game's Most Valuable Canadian for his effective punting in windy conditions.[1][5] Cameron is also considered the CFL's "iron man" by setting the record for consecutive games played with 353 in a row.[1][6] In 2005, he was named one of the Blue Bombers 20 All-Time Greats. He was elected into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.[1][7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Bob Cameron". Canadian Football Hall of Fame. http://www.cfhof.ca/members/bob-cameron/. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  2. "Defence top priority in draft". The Leader-Post. Canadian Press. 1977-02-17. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=CzhVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=JT4NAAAAIBAJ&pg=5516,431446. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  3. Slater, Craig (2010-08-11). "Newest CFL Hall of Famers never had an easy time in Regina". The Vancouver Sun. https://vancouversun.com/sports/football/lions/Newest+Hall+Famers+never+easy+time+Regina/3387663/story.html. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  4. Scarsbrook, Chad (2007-07-12). "Still getting his kicks". Slam! Sports. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Football/CFL/Winnipeg/2007/07/12/4334009-sun.html. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  5. "Blue Bombers Upset B.C. Lions 22–21". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Associated Press. 1988-11-28. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FMcyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=WnoEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1793,4157590. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  6. Pearson, Mike (2009-05-01). "Football fever ruled the day at Ancaster High". Ancaster News. http://www.ancasternews.com/news/article/172796. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  7. "All-Time Greats". Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Archived from the original on 2010-11-20. https://web.archive.org/web/20101120054041/http://bluebombers.com/page/all_time_greats. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  8. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-13. https://web.archive.org/web/20140813233227/http://www.halloffame.mb.ca/honouredmembers/inductee.php?id=430. Retrieved 2014-08-13.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bernie Ruoff
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Punters
1980–2002
Succeeded by
Troy Westwood
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bob Stracina
Hec Crighton Trophy winner
1977
Succeeded by
Jamie Bone

Template:Dick Suderman Trophy Template:Canadian Football Hall of Fame members

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