Bob Sandberg

After serving in the United States Air Force during World War II, Bob Sandberg attended the Universithy of Minnesota where he captained their football team in 1946. Sandberg came North to play for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1947 and in all played three seasons (1947-49) for the blue and gold. After not playing in 1950, Sandberg returned for one season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1951. There are few individual stats for those years, but Sandberg was named a West All-Star in his first season in 1947 (there were no CFL All-Stars at that time). Sandberg went to two Grey Cups in his career, losing both times. In 1947, Winnipeg lost to the Toronto Argonaut powerhouse which won its third straight Grey Cup and in 1951, Saskatchewan lost to Ottawa.

Bob Sandberg passed away on May 8, 2015 at the age of 92.

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GP, Rushing, Receiving and Points
Year Team GP TC Yds Avg TD Long Rec Yds Avg TD Long PTS
1947 WPG 8


1948 WPG 12


1949 WPG 11


1951 SASK 11 42 138 3.2 0
4 76 19 1

No individual stats except for scoring were kept in the West prior to 1950






Bob Sandberg
[photo: Kimm Anderson]