|Date of birth:||November 29, 1943|
|Place of birth:||Shawinigan, Quebec|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL All-Star:||1971, 1972, 1974|
|CFL West All-Star:||1971, 1972, 1973, 1974|
Bob Swift (born November 29, 1943) is a former all-star offensive lineman in the Canadian Football League. The three-time All-Star played from 1964 to 1977 for three teams, mainly for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
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.
References[edit | edit source]
- Snelgrove, Brian (2010-07-28). "Team Retro Profile: Winnipeg Blue Bombers". Canadian Football League. https://www.cfl.ca/article/team-retro-profile-winnipeg-blue-bombers. Retrieved 2011-03-11.
- "Lions trade Bob Swift to Toronto". The Leader-Post. Canadian Press. 1966-01-29. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=i95UAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ZjwNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4689,5258494. Retrieved 2011-03-11.
- "1964 – B.C. Lions 34, Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24". Canadian Football League. Archived from the original on 2010-12-13. https://web.archive.org/web/20101213112526/http://cfl.ca/page/his_greycup_recap1964. Retrieved 2011-03-11.
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