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]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Bob Cameron". Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  2. "Defence top priority in draft". The Leader-Post. Canadian Press. 1977-02-17.,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. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  4. Scarsbrook, Chad (2007-07-12). "Still getting his kicks". Slam! Sports. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  5. "Blue Bombers Upset B.C. Lions 22–21". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Associated Press. 1988-11-28.,4157590. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  6. Pearson, Mike (2009-05-01). "Football fever ruled the day at Ancaster High". Ancaster News. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  7. "All-Time Greats". Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Archived from the original on 2010-11-20. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  8. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-13. Retrieved 2014-08-13.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bernie Ruoff
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Punters
Succeeded by
Troy Westwood
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bob Stracina
Hec Crighton Trophy winner
Succeeded by
Jamie Bone

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

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