Robert Elmer ‘Joe’ Tubman


1970 : Football
Year Inducted: 1970
Date of Birth: August 18th, 1897
Born in: Ottawa, Ontario

Robert ‘Joe’ Tubman (deceased) was a star football player in the Canadian Football League for thirteen seasons for the Ottawa Rough Riders. Tubman led his team to two Grey Cup wins, in 1925 and 1926.

After retiring from the field, Tubman worked as a referee for 15 years.

  • He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1968.
  • He was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1975