Bob Cameron (Canadian football)

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Bob Cameron
No. 6
Born: (1954-07-18) July 18, 1954 (age 65)
Ancaster, Ontario
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL statusNational
Position(s)P
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight185 lb (84 kg)
UniversityAcadia
CFL draft1977 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Drafted byEdmonton Eskimos
Career history
As player
19771979Edmonton Eskimos*
19802002Winnipeg Blue Bombers
*Offseason and/or practice roster only.
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1988, 1989, 1990, 1993
CFL East All-Star1988, 1989, 1990, 1993
CFL West All-Star1984, 1995
Awards1988 Grey Cup Most Valuable Canadian
1988 Manitoba's Male Athlete of the Year
1976 Hec Crighton Trophy
Records1980–2000 CFL Most Consecutive Games Played, Regular Season (353)
Career stats

Robert "Bob" Cameron (born July 18, 1954, in Ancaster, Ontario) is a former Canadian football player who played 23 seasons (1980-2002) with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.[1]

Cameron was a quarterback at Acadia University. He won the Hec Crighton Trophy (most outstanding college football player in Canada).[1] Cameron was drafted by the Edmonton Eskimos in the first round of the 1977 College Draft.[2] He was converted to a punter with the Blue Bombers.[3]

Bob Cameron remains the CFL's all-time leading punter with 134,301 regular season punting yards.[4] He was a CFL all-star 4 times, a divisional all-star 6 times, and helped the Bombers to three Grey Cup victories.[1] In the 1988 Grey Cup Cameron was named the game's Most Valuable Canadian for his effective punting in windy conditions.[1][5] Cameron is also considered the CFL's "iron man" by setting the record for consecutive games played with 353 in a row.[1][6] In 2005, he was named one of the Blue Bombers 20 All-Time Greats. He was elected into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.[1][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Bob Cameron". Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  2. ^ "Defence top priority in draft". The Leader-Post. Canadian Press. 1977-02-17. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  3. ^ Slater, Craig (2010-08-11). "Newest CFL Hall of Famers never had an easy time in Regina". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  4. ^ Scarsbrook, Chad (2007-07-12). "Still getting his kicks". Slam! Sports. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  5. ^ "Blue Bombers Upset B.C. Lions 22–21". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Associated Press. 1988-11-28. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  6. ^ Pearson, Mike (2009-05-01). "Football fever ruled the day at Ancaster High". Ancaster News. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  7. ^ "All-Time Greats". Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Archived from the original on 2010-11-20. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-13. Retrieved 2014-08-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bernie Ruoff
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Punters
1980–2002
Succeeded by
Troy Westwood
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bob Stracina
Hec Crighton Trophy winner
1977
Succeeded by
Jamie Bone