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Inductee Profile

Bob Sandberg


Bob starred as a quarterback, halfback and defensive back for RLHS on the Conference Champ teams of 1938 and 1939. After graduation in 1940 he went to the University of Minnesota where he played under legendary Coach Bernie Bierman. Rice Lake’s “Pug” Lund scored the first Gopher touchdown of the Bierman era in 1932 and Bob Sandberg scored the last in his senior year as captain in 1946. Sandberg was recognized by the Big 10 Conference for academic and athletic excellence. His senior year he played in the East-West Shrine game. Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Rockets, he opted instead to play Canadian pro-ball for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for several seasons. He is a member of the Blue Bombers Hall of Fame and the winner of the Jeff Nicklin trophy as the MVP of the Canadian Football League in 1947. Bob is a semi-retired architect, residing in Mountain Iron, MN.

Bob Sandberg
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