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Longtime Stampeder dies at 76

Last Updated Jul 18, 2018 at 6:29 pm MST

Calgary Stampeders

He was one of the longest serving and most decorated players in Calgary Stampeders history.

Larry Robinson, a Calgary-native, played 14 seasons with the red and white, from 1961-1974. He never missed a game, playing 224 regular season contests as well as 36 playoff games.

Robinson filled many roles for the Stampeders. He was a kicker, receiver and defensive back, he also returned punts and kickoffs.

He made history in the CFL as the first player to score 1,000 points. He also has a franchise record 50 career interceptions and was a three-time West all-star.

The Western Canadian High School and Mount Royal College alumni, helped the Stamps end a 22-year Grey Cup drought by capturing the championship in 1971.

He was added to the Stampeders Wall of Fame in 1986 and inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1998. He also entered the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.

After his football career, Robinson stayed in Calgary and worked in the oil and gas industry until he retired.

He is survived by his wife Donna, four sons Kirk, Scott, Tyler and Wes, and 10 grandchildren.

He was 76.

Basil Bark spoke with 660’s Ian Campbell on the passing of his friend and former teammate Larry Robinson.

Click below for more of Campbell’s interview with friend and former Stamp Bob Viccars.