|Born:||July 29, 1931|
Saint Boniface, Manitoba
|Died:||August 17, 2009 78) (aged|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||230 lb (100 kg)|
|1951–1965||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL West All-Star||1962|
Roger Rene Joseph Savoie (July 29, 1931 – August 17, 2009) was a defensive lineman who played fifteen seasons in the Canadian Football League for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. In 2005 he was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.
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