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Bob Cameron
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1954-07-18) July 18, 1954 (age 63)
Place of birth: Hamilton, Ontario
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Retired
Career highlights and awards
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Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Robert "Bob" Cameron (born July 18, 1954, in Hamilton, Ontario) is a former Canadian football player who played 23 seasons (1980-2002) with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.[1]

Cameron was a quarterback at Acadia University. He won the Hec Crighton Trophy (most outstanding college football player in Canada).[1] Cameron was drafted by the Edmonton Eskimos in the first round of the 1977 College Draft.[2] He was converted to a punter with the Blue Bombers.[3]

Bob Cameron remains the CFL's all-time leading punter with 134,301 regular season punting yards.[4] He was a CFL all-star 4 times, a divisional all-star 6 times, and helped the Bombers to three Grey Cup victories.[1] In the 1988 Grey Cup Cameron was named the game's Most Valuable Canadian for his effective punting in windy conditions.[1][5] Cameron is also considered the CFL's "iron man" by setting the record for consecutive games played with 353 in a row.[1][6] In 2005, he was named one of the Blue Bombers 20 All-Time Greats and he was elected into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2010.[1][7]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bernie Ruoff
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Punters
1980–2002
Succeeded by
Troy Westwood
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Milson Jones
Grey Cup Most Valuable Canadian
1988
Succeeded by
Dave Ridgway
Preceded by
Bob Stracina
Hec Crighton Trophy winner
1977
Succeeded by
Jamie Bone