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|Born:||April 18, 1942|
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Died:||July 18, 2018 76)(aged|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|College||Mount Royal College|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL West All-Star||1965, 1971, 1972|
|Awards||1961 - Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy|
|Honors||1971 - Grey Cup champion|
Larry Robinson (April 18, 1942 – July 18, 2018) was a Canadian professional football player who played as a defensive back and placekicker for fifteen seasons in the Canadian Football League for the Calgary Stampeders from 1961 to 1975.
As a member of the Calgary Stampeders, Larry Robinson played in three Grey Cup games: the 56th Grey Cup of 1968, lost to the Ottawa Rough Riders; the 58th Grey Cup of 1970, lost to the Montreal Alouettes; and the 59th Grey Cup of 1971, won against the Toronto Argonauts. Robinson was one of the best safety backs of his era. During the 1970 CFL season, Calgary met the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Western conference finals. In the last game of the best-of-three series, with Saskatchewan leading 14 to 12, Robinson kicked a dramatic field goal with a few seconds remaining.
Robinson was a CFL West All-Star in 1965, 1971, and 1972. Throughout his career, he never missed a game.
Robinson died from cancer on July 18, 2018 at the age of 76.
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