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Robert Tubman bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Robert (Joe) Tubman

Playing Career

Ottawa Rough Riders
1919 - 1924, 1927 - 1931

Ottawa Senators
1925, 1926

Awards and Honours

Grey Cup Participation
1925, 1926 (2)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1925, 1926 (2)

Robert (Joe) Tubman was a native of Ottawa and participated in many sports in that city. He was an award-winning canoeist and also played Lacrosse, Cricket, Golf, Lawn Bowling, and Football.

Prior to World War I, Tubman played in the Ottawa City Junior Football League. Following World War I, Tubman played one game with the senior league team, then went over to the Rough Riders where he remained until 1931.

Tubman was a great kicking halfback who starred in many games. He was captain of the Ottawa Senators when they won the Grey Cup in 1925 and 1926.

After his playing days, Tubman was a referee in both the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IPRFU) and the Ontario Rugby Football Union (ORFU), until he retired from officiating in 1944.

Robert (Joe) Tubman is also a member of the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame and Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1968 as a player.

Class of 1968

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Tubman, Robert (Joe)
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