Bob Simpson
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Date of birth: (1930-04-20)April 20, 1930
Place of birth: Windsor, Ontario
Date of death: November 28, 2007(2007-11-28) (aged 77)
Place of death: Ottawa, Ontario
Career information
CFL status: Non-import
Position(s): Flying wing/TE/RB/DB
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
 As player:
1950-1962 Ottawa Rough Riders
CFL East All-Star: 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959
Canadian Football Hall of Fame, 1976

Robert L. "Bobby" Simpson (1930–2007) was an all-star Canadian football player for the Ottawa Rough Riders, and is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, where he was elected in 1976. Simpson helped Ottawa to win the 1951 and 1960 Grey Cups. He also represented Canada in basketball at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.

He was nominated for the Schenley Most Outstanding Player in 1956, Schenley Most Outstanding Canadian Award three times, and was Most Outstanding Canadian runner-up in 1956.[1]

Over his career with the Rough Riders, Simpson caught 274 passes for 6,034 yards and 65 touchdowns.[1]

He was named to the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame in 1967[2] and the Windsor/Essex County Sports Hall of Fame Museum in 1982.[3]

Simpson represented Wellington Ward on Ottawa City Council from 1960 to 1964.[4]


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