Earl MacKenzie Award

 2005 Inductee

Bob Hurlock
Born:  Sarnia, Ontario



Bob Hurlock was one of the finest tackles to ever graduate from Sarnia Collegiate Institute and Technical High School.  For his size Bob could play both offensive and defensive tackle. 

He was selected to All-Star team in the London and District High School Conference in both 1953 and 1954.  Bob was the recipient of the Orm Beach Trophy as S.C.I.T.S. Most Valuable Player in 1954.

Bob started his Senior ORFU career with Sarnia Imperials as a starting defensive tackle in 1955 and won the A.A. Fisher Award as the Most Valuable Rookie.  In 1956 Bob played with the Big Four Montreal Alouettes and then the Sarnia Imperials.  He was offered a contract with the Calgary Stampeders in 1957, however, he chose to stay in Sarnia and play with the Sarnia Golden Bears.  In 1958 Bob missed the entire season due to illness but returned in 1959 to be a key performer in the Sarnia Golden Bears team that won back to back Ontario Rugby Football Union titles in 1959 and 1960.

The year 1961 saw the Sarnia Golden Bears become members of the American Football Conference where he won the Most Valuable Player award for a Canadian Born Player.  The Sarnia Golden Bears won the American Football Conference League Championship and Bob was selected to the first All-Star Team.

In 1964 Bob and Tom Dwinell coached the Sarnia Imperials team and Bob gives much credit to his high school coach Bill Danylchuk for the promotion of football in Sarnia.  Two of his most respected coaches were Red Douglas and Wally Fromhart and he considers Bruce Mattingly and Gino Cappelletti most talented teammates and Cookie Gilchrist and Bob Celeri as finest opponents.

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