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February 4, 2019

Alumni Profile | Bob Molle

Bob Molle Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1992. Photo Scott Grant

Years with the Bombers: 1986-92

Position: Guard/defensive line

Currently resides: Winnipeg (sometimes Victoria/Calgary)

Occupation: Consultant for SkipTheDishes. Also has a coaching business and public speaking arm.

Family: Wife – Karen, who runs her own criminal defence law firm in Calgary. Children: Ryan (age 30, lives in Victoria), Sarah (age 27, Australia) and Sean (age 25, Vancouver and also wrestling for Canada, as his father did)


5 Quick Facts about Bob Molle

  • First-round draft pick of the Bombers in 1985
  • Won an Olympic silver medal wrestling for Canada in the XXIII Summer Olympics in Los Angeles in 1984
  • Member of two Grey Cup championship teams, in 1988 and 1990
  • Inducted into the Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Fame in 2016
  • Has also been inducted in the Simon Fraser University Hall of Fame, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame, the Canadian Wrestling Hall of Fame, the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame and the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame

 

10 QUESTIONS

Fondest memory playing with the Bombers: Winning Grey Cups in 1988 and 1990
Proudest football accomplishment: See above
Proudest non-football accomplishment: Olympic silver medal, 1984 Olympics wrestling
Favourite hobby/pastime: Working out/biking
Prized football possession: All the relationships formed
Four former teammates you’d love to have dinner with again:
Chris Walby – Always made me laugh
Steve Rodehutskors – We lost him too early
Vernon Pahl – Looked at life differently
Perry Tuttle – Just a great guy
Most talented Bomber player you played with was… Cornerback Rod Hill – tough to match five interceptions in one game (CFL record, set September 9, 1990 vs. Hamilton).
Bomber coach who had the most influence on you: Easy one – Mike Riley
What you miss about playing football: The camaraderie… by far!!!!!
What you don’t miss about playing football: The soreness the day after a game.