Samuel Joseph Cvijanovich
No. 51     
Personal information
Date of birth: May 26,1950
Place of birth: Mesa, Arizona
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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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.


  1. "Sam Cvijanovich '72". Cal Lutheran Alumni Association Athletic Hall of Fame. California Lutheran University.
  2. "CFL Outstanding Rookie". Player Awards.
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