Bob Simpson

Bio

Full name: Robert Simpson

Preferred name: Bob

Born: April 20, 1930 in Windsor, ON

Died: Nov. 28, 2007

Last Season (1962) Vitals:
  • Height: 6′ 0″
  • Weight: 200 lbs
  • Position: E
  • Jersey: #70
Amateur Programs
  • Western Ontario
  • Patterson Collegiate HS (Windsor, ON)
14 Season Career

Active years: 1949–1962
Active teams (2):

  • WDSR 1949
  • OTT 1950–1962

182 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 180 regular season games
  • 2 Grey Cup appearances (1 championship win)
2 Grey Cup Appearances
Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
14 seasons
(Rank: T130th,
98th percentile,
13 CFL seasons)
2 teams 180
(Rank: T259th,
97th percentile,
169 CFL games)
0 2
1949 WND E 36 11 -- 0
1950 OTT E 60 11 -- 0
1951 OTT E 60 12 -- 1
1952 OTT E 70 12 -- 0
1953 OTT E 70 13 -- 0
1954 OTT E 70 11 -- 0
1955 OTT E 70 12 -- 0
1956 OTT E 70 14 -- 0
1957 OTT E 70 14 -- 0
1958 OTT E 70 14 -- 0
1959 OTT E 91 14 -- 0
1960 OTT E 70 14 -- 1
1961 OTT E 70 14 -- 0
1962 OTT E 70 14 -- 0
Bob Simpson Records Held and Approached

CategoryRankValueTeamSeasonGameLeague Record Held Span OR
Regular Season
Receiving Yards – Game 12th 258 yards OTT 1956 TOR 22 @ OTT 43 Sept. 29, 1956–Sept. 29, 1956
 
Playoffs
Longest Reception – Play -- 80 yards OTT 1960 OTT 21 @ TOR 20
Receiving Yards – Game -- 167 yards OTT 1960 OTT 21 @ TOR 20
  • 1955 Division Finalist (OTT) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1956 Team Nominee (OTT) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1956 Division Finalist (OTT) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1957 Team Nominee (OTT) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Bob Simpson was inducted into the Player wing in 1976 (CFHoF profile).