Bob Sandberg

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Bob Sandberg
Born:(1922-01-10)January 10, 1922
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Died: May 8, 2015(2015-05-08) (aged 93)
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Career information
Position(s) HB/QB
College University of Minnesota
Career history
As player
1947–49 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1951 Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1947
Awards 1947 - Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy

Robert Young Sandberg (January 10, 1922 – May 8, 2015) was a Canadian football player, who later had a career as an architect.

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A graduate of University of Minnesota, Sandberg joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1947. [1] His rookie season was spectacular, as he led the league in scoring, was an all-star, and won the Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy as western MVP. [2] [3] His season was capped with a dramatic and heartbreaking Grey Cup defeat. Having played a phenomenal game in the 35th Grey Cup, scoring the Bombers only touchdown, he tried a fake kick in the last minute with the score tied and it didn't work; the Toronto Argonauts won a classic nail-biter 10-9. [4] [5]

University of Minnesota public research university in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is a public research university in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses are approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) apart, and the St. Paul campus is actually in neighboring Falcon Heights. It is the oldest and largest campus within the University of Minnesota system and has the sixth-largest main campus student body in the United States, with 50,943 students in 2018-19. The university is the flagship institution of the University of Minnesota system, and is organized into 19 colleges and schools, with sister campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester.

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The Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy is a trophy awarded to the Canadian Football League West Division's most outstanding player, chosen from the nominees from each team in the division. Either this trophy winner or the winner of the Terry Evanshen Trophy also receives the Canadian Football League Most Outstanding Player Award.

His 1948 season was a disappointment, falling to sixth in league scoring, [6] and 1949 was plagued by injuries, leading him to retire. [7] He attempted a comeback with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1951, but rushed for only 138 yards and scored only 1 touchdown and missed the Grey Cup game due to the Canadian Rugby Union import rule. [8] [9]

Saskatchewan Roughriders professional Canadian football team based in Regina, Saskatchewan

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The Grey Cup is the name of both the championship game of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the trophy awarded to the victorious team playing in the namesake championship of professional Canadian football. It is contested between the winners of the CFL's East and West Divisional playoffs and is one of Canadian television's largest annual sporting events. The Toronto Argonauts have the most Grey Cup wins (17) since its introduction in 1909, while the Edmonton Eskimos have the most Grey Cup wins (11) since the creation of the professional CFL in 1958. The latest, the 106th Grey Cup, took place in Edmonton, Alberta, on November 25, 2018, when the Calgary Stampeders defeated the Ottawa Redblacks 27–16.

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After his career in football, Sandberg practiced as an architect in Hibbing, Minnesota, heading his own firm Robert Y. Sandberg & Assocs. Inc; he was a member of the American Institute of Architects. [10] He retired in 1990 and died on May 8, 2015. [11]

Hibbing, Minnesota City in Minnesota, United States

Hibbing is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 16,361 at the 2010 census. The city was built on the rich iron ore of the Mesabi Iron Range. At the edge of town is the largest open-pit iron mine in the world, the Hull–Rust–Mahoning Open Pit Iron Mine. U.S. Highway 169, State Highway 37, State Highway 73, Howard Street, and 1st Avenue are five of the main routes in Hibbing. The Range Regional Airport offers daily commercial flights between Hibbing and Minneapolis-St. Paul, as well as hosting many private pilots and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fire fighting aircraft.

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Notes

  1. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Alumni all-time roster Archived 2011-10-04 at the Wayback Machine .
  2. Bob Sandberg Leads West Gridiron Scoring The Calgary Herald, September 22, 1948
  3. Sandberg Top Scorer in West Ottawa Citizen, October 15, 1947
  4. 1947 – Toronto Argonauts 10, Winnipeg Blue Bombers 9 Archived August 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine .
  5. Time Confused Bob The Leader-Post, December 1, 1947
  6. Blue Bombers' Bob Sandberg Points to Big Grid Campaign Ottawa Citizen, August 15, 1949
  7. Ready to Quit Ottawa Citizen, October 15, 1949
  8. Sandberg Ruled as Non-Import Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, August 31, 1951
  9. Fumbles Also Counted by Bob Mamini The Calgary Herald, November 27, 1951
  10. http://public.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1970%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx
  11. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sctimes/obituary.aspx?pid=174828906


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