“The opportunity to sign a
proven veteran that has won championships in the past was too good for us to
pass on,” said General Manager Jim Barker. “Bobby will bring a winning attitude
and toughness that can only strengthen our football team.”
Singh played the last
three seasons with the B.C. Lions joining the team on March 1, 2004 as a free
agent. Before joining the Lions he played two seasons with the Calgary
Stampeders in 2002 and 2003. In 2003 he was named the Stampeders nominee for
Outstanding Canadian and Outstanding Lineman.
“It’s exciting to be
coming back to Calgary, the place where I started my CFL career,” said
Offensive Lineman Bobby Singh. “Having played against the Stampeder defense you
get a good sense of how tough of an opponent they can be. Offensively the team
consists of great athletes and I look forward to contributing in any way to
help the team win games.”
At the start of the 2002
season Singh attended the San Diego Chargers training camp. This was following
a championship season in 2001 with the Los Angeles Xtreme in the XFL.
Before starting his
professional career, Singh was drafted by Calgary in the first round (eight overall)
of the 1999 CFL draft. He transferred to Portland State University in 1997,
where he was named first team All-Big Sky in his junior year, named
All-American/ All-Conference/ Student Athlete of the Year in his Senior Year.
He started 11 games for the University of Hawaii and was named an all-WAC
Conference Academic in 1996. Singh was also a Scholar-Athlete in 1995 as an
offensive lineman for the University of Hawaii.