Robert Molle

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Robert Molle
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Born: (1962-09-23) September 23, 1962 (age 58)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) OG
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight260 lb (120 kg)
University Simon Fraser
CFL draft 1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
Drafted by Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career history
As player
19861992 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
Robert Molle
Medal record
Representing Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Men's wrestling
Olympic Games
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1984 Los Angeles +100 kg

Robert “Bob” Molle (born September 23, 1962) is a Canadian author, speaker and former Olympic wrestler and professional football player.

Football and Wrestling

After finishing high school in his hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Molle attended Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. At 6’4" and 275 lb., he joined both the wrestling team and the football team at SFU, and quickly became a standout in both sports.

Molle won a silver medal for Canada as a Super Heavyweight wrestler at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. American wrestler Bruce Baumgartner defeated Molle to win the Gold medal. He was drafted by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with the ninth overall pick of the 1985 CFL Draft. On November 27, 1988, he hoisted a Grey Cup as a member of the Blue Bombers' offensive line. He won another Grey Cup in 1990 and eventually became a captain of the Blue Bombers. On September 25, 2016, he was inducted into the Blue Bombers Hall of Fame.


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