Bobby Jurasin
No. 71
Born: (1964-08-26) August 26, 1964 (age 59)
Wakefield, Michigan, U.S.
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
CollegeNorthern Michigan
Career history
As player
19861997Saskatchewan Roughriders
1998Toronto Argonauts
1999Iowa Barnstormers
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1987, 1988, 1992, 1997
CFL West All-Star1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1997
Career stats
Bobby Jurasin souvenir bobblehead.
Bobby Jurasin souvenir bobblehead, included as a promotion with Corby Distilleries products sold in Saskatchewan during 2008.

Robert Jurasin (born August 26, 1964) is a former defensive lineman for the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1986 to 1997 and the Toronto Argonauts in 1998. He was a CFL All-Star in 1987, 1988, 1992 and 1997. He was a part of the Roughriders 1989 Grey Cup winning team. He also won the Molson Cup Most Popular Player in 1987 and 1997.[1][permanent dead link]

Souvenir Rising Sun bandana.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders' green and white souvenir Rising Sun bandana.

Jurasin is the Roughriders all-time leader in quarterback sacks with 142.

Jurasin also played in the Arena Football League with the Iowa Barnstormers. A neck injury in the AFL forced Jurasin into retirement.

After retiring as a player, he was a Defensive Line and Strength Conditioning coach at Northern Michigan University for six years and has been a guest coach at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

He was honoured by being inducted in the Northern Michigan University Hall of Fame in 1998 and the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.[2] Jurasin was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2006.[3]

In addition to his playing accomplishments, one of Jurasin's enduring legacies is the red and black Rising Sun bandana he always wore under his helmet. A green and white version of the bandana became a popular CFL merchandise item, sold to Roughriders fans long after Jurasin's departure from the team, and even to the present day.

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