Former Stampeders QB dies

Bob Torrance playing for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Bob Torrance playing for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Ian Busby, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:12 AM ET

CALGARY - The Calgary Stampeders and University of Calgary Dinos are mourning the death of former quarterback Bob Torrance. He was 43.

Torrance grew up in Calgary and was a star at William Aberhart High School before playing with the University of Calgary Dinos.

He joined the Stampeders in 1991 for a two-year stint where he was part of the 1992 Grey Cup champion team. He returned to the Stamps in 1995 for one season.

With the Dinos, Torrance was the starter for three and a half seasons. In 1988, he led the Dinos to the Vanier Cup and was named MVP in the Central Bowl as the team knocked off Western Ontario 34-15.

As a member of the Stamps, Torrance worked with star quarterbacks Doug Flutie and later Jeff Garcia. He finished his tenure with the Stamps playing 27 games and going 3-of-4 passing for 33 yards.


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