Bobby Jurasin
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-08-26) August 26, 1964 (age 55)
Place of birth: Wakefield, Michigan
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Retired
Career highlights and awards
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Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Robert Jurasin (born August 26, 1964 in Wakefield, Michigan) is a former defensive lineman for the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1986–1997 and the Toronto Argonauts in 1998. He was a CFL All-Star in 1987, 1988, 1992 and 1997. He was a part of the Roughriders 1989 Grey Cup winning team. He also won the Molson Cup Most Popular Player in 1987 and 1997.[1]

Jurasin is the Roughriders all-time leader in quarterback sacks with 142.

Jurasin also played in the Arena Football League with the Iowa Barnstormers. A neck injury in the AFL forced Jurasin into retirement.

After retiring as a player, he was a Defensive Line and Strength Conditioning coach at Northern Michigan University for six years and has been a guest coach at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

He was honoured by being inducted in the Northern Michigan University Hall of Fame in 1998 and the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.[2] Jurasin was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2006.[3]

In addition to his playing accomplishments, one of Jurasin's enduring legacies is the red and black Rising Sun bandana he always wore under his helmet. A green and white version of the bandana became a popular CFL merchandise item, sold to Roughriders fans long after Jurasin's departure from the team, and even to the present day.

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