|Born:||April 27, 1941|
|Died:||November 25, 2018 77)(aged|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|1961 – 1969||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Roger Hamelin (April 27, 1941 - November 25, 2018) was a Canadian football player who played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He won the Grey Cup with them in 1961 and 1962.He is a member of the Football Manitoba Hall of Fame, inducted 2013. He died on November 25, 2018.
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