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Samuel Joseph Cvijanovich
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Personal information
Date of birth: May 26,1950
Place of birth: Mesa, Arizona
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Sam Cvijanovich was an award winning linebacker in the Canadian Football League.

Cvijanovich played his college football at California Lutheran University (1970 to 1972), where he was a second team all star in 1970 and was inducted into the Cal Lutheran Alumni Association Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.[1]

He played three years with the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL (1974 to 1976), playing 43 games and wearing number 33. In 1974 he won the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award[2] on the strength of his 7 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries.

He later played for the Ottawa Rough Riders, and 7 games for the BC Lions, in 1977.

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  1. "Sam Cvijanovich '72". Cal Lutheran Alumni Association Athletic Hall of Fame. California Lutheran University. http://www.callutheran.edu/alumni/hof/SamCvijanovich.php.
  2. "CFL Outstanding Rookie". Player Awards. CFL.ca. http://www.cfl.ca/index.php?module=page&id=365.
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