Jim Conroy (Canadian football)

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Jim Conroy
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Born:(1937-10-18)October 18, 1937
Vancouver, British Columbia
Died:October 3, 2011(2011-10-03) (aged 73)
Ottawa, Ontario
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) LB/RB/P
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight205 lb (93 kg)
College USC
AFL draft 1960 / Round: 2 / Pick: First Selections
Drafted by Buffalo Bills
Career history
As player
19601967 Ottawa Rough Riders
1968 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1962, 1963, 1966
CFL East All-Star 1962, 1963, 1966

James Conroy (October 18, 1937 – October 3, 2011) was a Canadian Football League linebacker for the Ottawa Rough Riders (1960–1967) and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1968). He was a CFL All-Star for three seasons.

After playing college football and baseball at the University of Southern California, Jim Conroy joined the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1960, the year they won the 48th Grey Cup of 1960, remaining with the same team until 1967. [1] [2] He was mainly used as a linebacker, intercepting 10 balls, but also as a reserve running back, reaching a maximum of 12 carries in 1967, as well as a punt and kick returner. In addition, he was the Rough Riders' punter from 1960 to 1962. He spent his final year as a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

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References

  1. http://www.justsportsstats.com/footballstatsindex.php?player_id=conrojim001 CFL Statistics
  2. "Bio". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2012-01-12.